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Moore, H. P. Negro Quarters, John E. Seabrook's Plantation, Bird's eye view, Edisto Island, SC. April 7, 1862.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0245 Author/Creator: Moore, H. P. Place Written: Concord, N.H. Type: Photograph Date: 1862/04/07 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 31.1 x 25.4 cm

Summary of Content: Title taken from accompanying text on recto. A dozen slave quarters can be seen in the background. A barn appears in the center middleground and what might be the plantation master's brick house can just bee seen in the immediate foreground.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Enslaved peopleCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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