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Moore, Henry P., 1833-1911 Rebel Gen. T. F. Drayton's House, Hilton Head, S.C

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05140.01.02 Author/Creator: Moore, Henry P., 1833-1911 Place Written: Hilton Head, South Carolina Type: Photograph Date: 1862-1863 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 26.5 x 34.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Freedwoman and standing in foreground. Another freedwoman sits on the step to the house. A group of military officers stand to the right of the house.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Enslaved peopleCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaContrabandsNavyAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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