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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09229 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Port Hudson, Louisiana Type: Photograph Date: 1863 ca. Pagination: 1 albumen ; 16.4 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Mounted albumen print of the members of the Louisiana Native Guard learning to read at Port Hudson, Louisiana, at a school set up for the soldiers and freedmen. The guard was one of the first all-black units in the Civil War, formed by Benjamin Butler in 1862.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American TroopsFreemenEducationAfrican American HistoryUnion Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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