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Correction to the petition of George W. Riggs

Our initial transcription of the petition of George W. Riggs included two typos, both of which erroneously listed the petitioner’s name as “George N Riggs.” In both instances, the middle initial has been changed from “N” to “W.” The revised … Continue reading

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New Emancipation Petitions Published

We’ve recently added nearly 40 emancipation petitions to Civil War Washington, bringing the number of petitions published on the site to more than 570. We will continue adding petitions regularly in coming weeks, and in April we will begin publishing … Continue reading

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