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The First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, Sunday afternoon, July 21, 1861

The First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, Sunday afternoon, July 21, 1861

A Group of “Contrabands”, between 1861-1865

A Group of “Contrabands”, between 1861-1865

Senator Edward Baker, ca. 1861

Senator Edward Baker, ca. 1861

Death of Col. Baker

Death of Col. Baker

Emily Briggs

Emily Briggs

At the Impeachment Trial, April 14, 1868

At the Impeachment Trial, April 14, 1868

Union soldiers in Andersonville Prison: Sickness, Starvation, Death

Union soldiers in Andersonville Prison: Sickness, Starvation, Death

Civil War Pension Index Card of Benson Robbins

Civil War Pension Index Card of Benson Robbins

Letter from Representative Sereno E. Payne to Representative George Ray on behalf of Harriet Tubman Davis, February 5, 1898

Letter from Representative Sereno E. Payne to Representative George Ray on behalf of Harriet Tubman Davis, February 5, 1898

“Greenback” (United States Note) Issued March 10, 1862

“Greenback” (United States Note) Issued March 10, 1862

Legal Tender Act, February 25, 1862

Legal Tender Act, February 25, 1862

Washington, District of Columbia. Officers of 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Washington, District of Columbia. Officers of 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Washington’s Farewell Address

Washington’s Farewell Address

Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866

Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866

D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act, April 16, 1862

D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act, April 16, 1862