African-American Soldiers in the Civil War

Civil War Photos, Black History Month
Library of Congress

While the war raged on battlefields throughout the South and in other pockets of the U.S., life continued at home. Here, an African-American girl holds Ada Peters Brown of Philadelphia, age 7 months and 3 days. The three-quarter-length portrait printed on carte de visite mount was created sometime in the 1860s.

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