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The Civil War, Part 2: The People

Three different photographs of Peter, a slave from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ca. 1863. The scars are a result of a whipping by his overseer Artayou Carrier, who was subsequently fired by the master. It took two months to recover from the beating. These photographs were widely distributed in the North during the war. Also called "Gordon", Peter later enlisted in the Union Army.

“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possible could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions and the brave souls who survived it. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated

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Chincoteague Virginia VA Assateague Lighthouse Collectible Vintage Postcard

Chincoteague Virginia VA Assateague Lighthouse Collectible Vintage Postcard Chincoteague Virginia VA Assateague lighthouse with history on back. Unused Leib Image Archives 1980s vintage chrome postcar


The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

Mr. & Mrs. Craft. She was very fair & posed as a white man and her husband who was dark posed as her slave. Together they escaped as master and slave as passengers on a riverboat.They escaped North and went to England until after the Civil War.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser, in 1861, as a highly regarded, free African-American woman disguised as a slave, began acting as a spy for the Union Army. With a position among the slavery ranks at the Confederate White house, Bowser became the highest placed and most imperative espionage agent in the Civil War.

An American Concentration Camp This is in AMERICA. During the Civil War, "Camp Sumter" as it was officially known was built east of Andersonville in February of 1864 & received roughly 45,000 Union prisoners. Nearly 13,000 soldiers died. (I had heard 'Camp Sumter' mentioned in movies but never knew this is what it was. There were 'camps' like this in the north also.) kn

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The Abandoned Town In Louisiana That Most People Stay Far, Far Away From

Check out the story behind this abandoned town in's really spooky! #creepyLouisiana #Louisianaonly #CreepyLouisianaonly #uniqueLouisiana