Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Charles Stewart
MSA SC 5496-50906
War of 1812 Refugee, Prince George's County, Maryland

Biography:

Charles Stewart was an enslaved man who was owned by Ann Sprigg of Prince George's County. Charles Stewart worked as a plantation hand at Sprigg's farm in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Stewart escaped from Ann Sprigg along with another slave Tom Belt. They fled to the British military who were retreating through Upper Marlboro from Washington, DC. The two men marched with the British from Upper Marlboro to Nottingham.


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