Freed slave and American Revolutionary soldier Austin Dabney fought and won many battles during his life and was injured by a musket shot at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779. Much later, he made Pike County his home. His historic grave site will be visited for a public dedication Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. off of Pope Street in Zebulon.
This Revolutionary War era portrait shows Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke as he plans a battle against the British. Pvt. Austin Dabney is shown in the background.