Monthly Archives: February 2013

Correction to the petition of Samuel Norment (cww.00083)

Civil War Washington user Diane Bender identified a transcription error in Samuel Norment’s petition. Our original transcription of Norment’s petition mistakenly listed “Wilson Ward” as Norment’s father-in-law. A closer reading of the image suggests that Norment’s father-in-law was actually “Ulysses … Continue reading

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More Emancipation Petitions Published

53 additional emancipation petitions have been added to Civil War Washington, bringing the total number of petitions published on the site to over 500. Included in this batch of documents is a petition submitted on June 2, 1862 by Margaret … Continue reading

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