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  1. Harry Boy

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    shut up already
     
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    #87 Jersey

    Good choice and good story ... this is why this country was created
    ... why people shed their blood for it ... a good reminder of where we came from.



    We also have one in our little state of Rhode Island

    Shiloh Church (Newport, Rhode Island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Born there and spent the first 37 years of my life in Newport.. never knew this, will have to check it out next time I see my son..
     
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    #24 Jersey

    We have a Shiloh Baptist Church in Alexandria, too.

    Interesting history - something I didn't know about Alexandria until Harry's link had me look it up.

    During the Civil War, the Union Army occupied the City of Alexandria to prevent the Confederate Army from having a route into Washington, D.C., the capitol. Since the Union Army was not in the slave trade, Alexandria became a haven for runaway slaves (then referred to as contraband). These contraband, along with captured Confederate soldiers, were housed in the old slave pen area at 1315 Duke Street. It was here that Shiloh Baptist Church began March 29, 1863, as the Old Shiloh Society when 50 former slaves gathered in a U.S. government mess hall to worship and praise God. When the congregation outgrew the mess hall, it moved to the nearby barracks. Shortly afterward, that building was destroyed by fire. Staunton School temporarily became the next meeting place. The Reverends Charles Rodgers and E. Owens, who were white, and Leland Warring, who was black, served during the first two years.

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    Shiloh Baptist Church, VA - Official Website
     

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