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Battle of Fort Donelson


Color illustration of Union soldiers in the foreground, some wounded and some fighting the Confederate soldiers in the background. "BATTLE OF FORT…

Wes Brady, former slave


Photograph in 1937 of Wes Brady, former slave from Marshall, Texas, from the Library of Congress. Part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves…

A Ride for Liberty, painted by Eastman Johnson


A Ride for Liberty -- The Fugitive Slaves, painted by Eastman Johnson circa 1860s, depicting an African American family fleeing across country on…