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On the hilltop of Sheridan Veterans Park stands
Boxley Cabin. It was built in 1828 by a Virginia-born abolitionist, George Boxley, who fled Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after allegedly fomenting a slave rebellion in the winter of 1816. He was jailed while others were hung or worse -- sent South to endure other indignities -- if they lived. Foreseeing a dire outcome, Boxley escaped jail using a spring saw smuggled by his wife, Hannah. He vanished, heading north. But his life as a fugitive meant that he was chased relentlessly by bounty hunters for 12 years.