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Color illustration of Union soldiers in the foreground, some wounded and some fighting the Confederate soldiers in the background. "BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON" (printed below image). Battle took place in Tennessee, February 16, 1862.

Wes_Brady,_ex-slave,_Marshall_edited.jpg
Photograph in 1937 of Wes Brady, former slave from Marshall, Texas, from the Library of Congress. Part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collections, and…

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

Sand Cave in Pope County crop.jpg
Photograph of Sand Cave in Shawnee National Forest (Pope, Illinois) forest (37.5°N 88.667°W; NARA geographical record).

Dalton House in Murphysboro.jpg
Color photograph of the Samuel Dalton House in Murphysboro, Illinois, part of the General John A. Logan Museum. The photograph was taken during the Living History event, October 6, 2018.Born a slave, Samuel H. Dalton worked as a field hand in Bolivar…

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WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS - Cherokee National Capitol Building, 101-29 South Muskogee Avenue, Tahlequah, Cherokee County, OK

The Cherokee National Capitol, completed and occupied by circa 1869, was constructed on the site which had served as the…

Saline_Springs_site.jpg
Saline spring off of Salt Well Road west of Shawneetown in Equality Township, Gallatin County, Illinois, photographed by Nyttend. The Illinois Salines were the only location where slavery was legal in pre-Civil War Illinois.

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Portrait painting by Henry Inman of Shawnee prophet Tenskwatawa, brother of Shawnee chief Tecumseh. During the War of 1812, the brothers allied with the British. After Tecumseh was killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, Tenskwatawa fled to…

Carte_Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition.png
Map showing the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, created by Victor van Werkhooven

Pierre_Menard_House,_front.JPG
Angled view of the front of the Pierre Menard House.
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