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The "reliable contraband" - Library of Congress

The "reliable contraband" - Library of Congress

Private Abraham F. Brown, 1863, tintype, Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Private Abraham F. Brown, 1863, tintype, Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Historian shares stories of wounded and those who helped during library lecture

Historian shares stories of wounded and those who helped during library lecture

Selma to Montgomery:  Man with American flag and marchers walking past federal troops guarding crossroads, 1965.

The Beautiful Moment Selma Marchers Shared In Jail With MLK (VIDEO)

Selma to Montgomery: Man with American flag and marchers walking past federal troops guarding crossroads, 1965.

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier. How long could you survive on a diet of parched corn ground to a fine powder, ersatz coffee made from rye or okra, and the occasional squirrel or raccoon?

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier. How long could you survive on a diet of parched corn ground to a fine powder, ersatz coffee made from rye or okra, and the occasional squirrel or raccoon?

#EnslavedAfricansinAmerica | 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown university | What Does It Owe Their Descendants?: In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

#EnslavedAfricansinAmerica | 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown university | What Does It Owe Their Descendants?: In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.

Cold Harbor Battlefield, Virginia. Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Cold Harbor Battlefield, Virginia. Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew hid escaped prisoners in this secret room in her Richmond mansion.

Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew hid escaped prisoners in this secret room in her Richmond mansion.

Union wounded at Brompton. Eric Mink: No single site in the Fredericksburg area received more attention from Civil War photographers than the John L. Marye plantation. Between May 19 and 20, 1864, no fewer than three photographers took nearly a dozen photographs at Brompton.

Indians at Brompton

Union wounded at Brompton. Eric Mink: No single site in the Fredericksburg area received more attention from Civil War photographers than the John L. Marye plantation. Between May 19 and 20, 1864, no fewer than three photographers took nearly a dozen photographs at Brompton.

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