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A frame house in Fair Oaks, Virginia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0877 Author/Creator: Place Written: Fair Oaks, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 11.1 cm

Summary of Content: View of a frame house in Fair Oaks, surrounded by over thirty black soldiers. To the upper left of the image, tents are seen as this appears to be the camp of a union army division. Inscription on verso: "Frame house, Fair Oaks, Va." Numeric notation on verso: "56."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattleAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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