Absalom Jones became an Ordained Deacon within the Protestant Episcopal Church on this date in 1795. Click Here to purchase your copy of “A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year, 1793: and a refutation of some … in some late publications. By A.
Black gunman, John Lawson, and landsman, William Brown, who fought on the flagship USS Hartford, both won the Congressional Medal of Honor for courage in the Battle of Mobile Bay on this date in 1864. Click Here to purchase your copy of “New Voyage to Carolina” by John Lawson