Monthly Archives: August 2012

New to the Site: Map How-To and Additional Resources

A detailed tutorial for using the Civil War Washington mapping application is now available. We have designed the mapping application for a range of users, from the casual browser to the serious researcher. The tutorial introduces users to key functionality … Continue reading

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Transcribing the Supplemental Petitions

On July 12, 1862, Congress passed an act to supplement the Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The provisions of this supplemental act allowed slaves who were freed under the DC Emancipation Act to file for certificates of freedom, … Continue reading

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