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Legacy of Honor

Edward Ratcliff at New Market Heights
American Battlefield Trust

Watch as Damon and Edward Radcliffe trace the footsteps of their ancestor, First Sgt. Edward Ratcliff, in an exhilarating video filmed on location at spots critical to Ratcliff’s journey. From the Hankins Farm to the New Market Heights Battlefield, the brothers ponder the bravery Ratcliff demonstrated as he departed the farm where he was enslaved to seek out the life of a soldier — one ready to go above and beyond. And that he did at New Market Heights, where his gallant actions earned him the Medal of Honor. But the patriotism didn’t end there, as the family
carries on an enduring legacy.

Read this companion article for more on the Radcliffe brothers' experience at New Market Heights Battlefield.

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