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Larmore Fellowship Lecture—‘Sufferers’ and Freedom Seekers: Claiming Indemnity and Seizing Freedom in Maryland Around the War of 1812

Over 700 enslaved people escaped bondage in Maryland during the War of 1812, prompting nearly the same number of white enslavers to file claims of indemnity for those freedom seekers following the war. Taken together, the two stories tell a fascinating history that spans from 1812 to 1828—from Washington, D.C. to St. Petersburg, Russia. During this in-person evening lecture, PhD candidate William F. Kelly, M.A. shares his Larmore fellowship research and offers a new perspective on the War of 1812. A light reception will follow. This event takes place in the reception area of the Carey Center for Maryland Life. Register to RSVP by Thursday, June 20.

Image: First view of the Battle of Patapsco Neck, print by Andrew Duluc, 1814. H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Center for History and Culture, Hambleton Print Collection. 1988.61

Made possible by the generous support of The Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship Program. This fellowship was created to foster and expand genealogical and historical knowledge related to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Established to honor the late Mr. Larmore’s dedication to continual learning through primary source study, the fellowship seeks to support scholarly research using primary sources in the collections of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture and other field resources.