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Archer Alexander Day

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

LOCATION: 119 SOUTH MAIN STREET IN ST CHARLES

Archer Alexander would earn his freedom, because of his brave act at the Peruque Creek bridge in St. Charles County. When he learned of his enslaver’s plot to destroy the vital railroad bridge, he rushed to inform the Union Troops stationed at the guardhouse. This critical knowledge would save hundreds of lives, and precious military supplies. Archer was forced to flee for his life, via the network to freedom. He would find safety in the home of a Unitarian minister, and founder of Washington University in St. Louis, William Greenleaf Eliot. It would be dangerous to harbor a fugitive. Then the news came. Archer’s freedom was announced in the newspapers on September 24, 1863!

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Date:
September 24
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://archeralexander.wordpress.com/2022/08/09/upcoming-events-on-september-24th/