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The Refuge provides vital habitat for migratory birds, fish, and wildlife that are components of this historic landscape. The Refuge has helped to conserve the landscape since 1933 and will continue to conserve, manage, and restore this diverse assemblage of wetlands, uplands, and aquatic habitats that play such an important role in telling the story of the cultural history of the area.In the midst of this landscape, the State of Maryland is developing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park on a 17-acre parcel.
In the Civil War she supported the Union forces as a scout, spy, and nurse to African-American soldiers on battlefields and later at Fort Monroe, Virginia.Later, in the mid-19th century, African Americans split off from the congregation and formed Bazel Church.Across from Scotts Chapel is an African-American graveyard with headstones dating to 1792.She remembered the harsh treatment she received here, long afterward recalling that even when ill, she was expected to wade into swamps throughout the cold winter to haul muskrat traps.A few miles from the James Cook Home Site is the Bucktown Crossroads, where a slave overseer hit the 13-year-old Tubman with a heavy iron as she attempted to protect a young fleeing slave, resulting in an injury that affected Tubman for the rest of her life.
Harriet Tubman lived and worked enslaved in this area from her childhood until she escaped to freedom at age 27 in 1849.