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Announcing Our Database Advanced Search

On Monday, October 29, we officially released the advanced search for the Civil War Washington database. The advanced search will enable users to perform more sophisticated queries and to focus their searching. Unlike the keyword search, which returns results matching … 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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