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Peter Purviance (ca. 1845-17 September 1905)

Peter Purviance was born into slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. On 17 March 1864, he was sold for $250 by Francis B. Lawrenson to Joseph J. Gambrill. The following day Purviance was mustered into Company K of the 30th U.S.C.T. at … Continue reading

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