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Freedman's Village-Greene Heights Arlington Va.

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Title

Freedman's Village-Greene Heights Arlington Va.

Subject

African Americans, self-emancipation

Description

Throughout the Civil War thousands of enslaved men, women, and children attained their freedom by seeking refuge with United States troops as they moved across Virginia. They were declared "contraband of war" in May 1861 and Freedmen's Villages grew up in various locations, including this one near Robert E. Lee's home, Arlington House.

Creator

Alfred R. Waud

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-ppmsca-21425)

Date

April 1864

Contributor

Courtesy of Library of Congress

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Drawing on paper

Identifier

Freedmens Village Greene Heights_LC 21425v

Coverage

Arlington, Virginia