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14 April 1864: “There are about 100 Rebel prisoners here, to day they are out under guard (negroes) at work on the Fort.”

Item Description: Letter, written 14 April 1864 from Columbus, Kentucky, Fort Halleck. Edward Allen reports to his parents of a failed attempt of confederates to take the fort and African American union troops guarding Confederate prisoners of war. [Item transcription … Continue reading

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13 August 1861: “The Canadian Press generally…should abolish the use of the insulting misnomer ‘rebels.'”

Item description: A reprinted editorial from the Toronto Leader (22 July 1861) as found in the Wilmington Daily Journal of 13 August 1861. In it, the editors claim that the Canadian press should refrain from using the term “rebel” when … Continue reading

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