Uncle Ned’s Mountain: An Underground Railroad Station & Home of Civil War Soldiers from Near and Far by Jack Sanders

Uncle Ned’s Mountain: An Underground Railroad Station & Home of Civil War Soldiers from Near and Far by Jack Sanders

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Kept secret from contemporaries and undiscovered by historians, a station on the famous Underground Railroad apparently once operated in Ridgefield.

The station’s site went on to be the home of at least five men of color who fought in the Civil War, two of whom died while in the service and two others who were wounded. One young man may have been a citizen of the Kingdom of Hawai’i who, after serving in the Navy and Army in the Civil War, became a “Buffalo Soldier” in the West.

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