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Freedom and glory: The diary of an ex-slave

Descendant gives Union sailor's entries to historical society

By Peter DeMarco
Globe Correspondent / April 23, 2006

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The voice, clear and commanding, was Boston-born Bill Gould's. But the words he spoke were those of his great-grandfather, William Benjamin Gould, an escaped African-American slave who joined the Union Navy and kept a daily diary of his incredible passage to freedom. (Full article: 537 words)

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