Gabriel's Rebellion

Gabriel's Rebellion (HMABT)

Location: Richmond, VA 23227
Country: United States of America

N 37° 36.943', W 77° 27.421'

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Gabriel, a slave of Thomas Prosser of nearby Brookfield plantation, planned a slave insurrection against Richmond on 30 Aug. 1800. The slaves intended to kidnap Governor James Monroe and compel him to support political, social, and economic equality but intense rains delayed the insurgents' scheme. Mosby Sheppard, of Meadow Farm, informed of the plot by family slaves Tom and Pharaoh, dispatched a warning letter to the governor. Monroe called out the militia and Gabriel, his plans foiled, fled to Norfolk. Authorities there captured and returned him to Richmond. Convicted of conspiracy, Gabriel was hanged on 10 Oct. 1800, the last of twenty-six conspirators executed.
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Marker NumberE 102
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283142 N 4166018
Decimal Degrees37.61571667, -77.45701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.943', W 77° 27.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 56.58" N, 77° 27' 25.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5411-5421 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227, US
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