Monthly Archives: February 2011

More issues of Armory Square Hospital Gazette now available

Several additional issues of the Armory Square Hospital Gazette are now available on the newspapers page of Civil War Washington. The Gazette was published at Armory Square Hospital in 1864 and 1865, and a short piece in the issue of … Continue reading

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Mary Brooks, former slave

In May of 1862, Lt. Col. James Edelin applied to the District of Columbia for compensation for the emancipation of his slave, Mary Brooks. In the spring of 1862 in Washington, this event was not unusual. Over nine hundred petitions … Continue reading

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