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On This Day In 1831, A Bloody Uprising In The Virginia Countryside - The Atlantic

An engraving depicting the Horrid Massacre in Virginia during Nat Turner's Rebellion circa 1831. Black Males are seen Attacki
An engraving depicting the Horrid Massacre in Virginia during Nat Turner's Rebellion circa 1831. Black Males are seen Attacking White Males, Females and Children. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

On this day in 1831, Nat Turner began what would turn out to be the deadliest slave rebellion in American history. Over the course of 48 hours, Turner and a group of rebel slaves killed more than 50 whites in Southhampton, Virginia.

In August 1861, thirty years after the uprising and in the heat of the Civil War, The Atlantic published the following detailed account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion.

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