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Forbes, Edwin (1839-1895) With Massa Sherman [pen and ink drawing]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07588 Author/Creator: Forbes, Edwin (1839-1895) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Sketches & Drawings Date: 1864-1889 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Pen and ink drawing of liberated slaves following Sherman's Army through Georgia.

People: Forbes, Edwin, 1839-1895.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Sherman's March to the Sea, Union General, Civil War, Military History, Freemen, Slavery, African American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War African Americans and Emancipation