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Photographs of Women During the Civil War: Selected Images

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Five generations on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina Title: Five generations on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina
Reproduction number: LC-B8171-152-A (b&w film copy neg.). Also available as digital image from stereo negative: LC-DIG-cwpb-00737 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. Exterior view Title: Alexandria, Virginia. Slave pen. Exterior view
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01474 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Cumberland Landing, Va. Group of contrabands at Foller's house Title: [Cumberland Landing, Va. Group of "contrabands" at Foller's house]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01005
Beaufort, South Carolina. Group of negroes on J.J. Smith's plantation Title: Beaufort, South Carolina. Group of negroes on J.J. Smith's plantation
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00735 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Beaufort, South Carolina. Shooting party on J.J. Smith's plantation Title: Beaufort, South Carolina. Shooting party on J.J. Smith's plantation
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00738 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Richmond, Virginia. Group of Negroes ("Freedmen") by canal Title: Richmond, Virginia. Group of Negroes ("Freedmen") by canal
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00468
Aiken's Landing, Virginia (vicinity). Negro group at Aiken's farm Title: Aiken's Landing, Virginia (vicinity). Negro group at Aiken's farm
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01823
Arrival of Negro family in the lines Title: Arrival of Negro family in the lines
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01161
Washington, District of Columbia. Group in front of Christian Commission storehouse Title: Washington, District of Columbia. Group in front of Christian Commission storehouse
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04358
Richmond, Va. Crowd before headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission Title: [Richmond, Va. Crowd before headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02909 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Rappahannock River, Va. Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock

Title: [Rappahannock River, Va. Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00218
Note: The woman is in the back of the wagon.

Richmond, Va. Barges with African Americans on the Canal; ruined buildings beyond Title: [Richmond, Va. Barges with African Americans on the Canal; ruined buildings beyond]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04079
Port Royal Island, S.C. African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation Title: [Port Royal Island, S.C. African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00747 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Port Royal Island, South Carolina. View on Mill's plantation Title: Port Royal Island, South Carolina. View on Mill's plantation
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00762 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Port Royal, South Carolina. Slaves quarters Title: Port Royal, South Carolina. Slaves quarters
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00806 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Richmond, Va. First African Church (Broad Street) Title: [Richmond, Va. First African Church (Broad Street)]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02904 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Culpeper Court House, Virginia. Scene in the town with Federal soldiers and wounded Negro Title: Culpeper Court House, Virginia. Scene in the town with Federal soldiers and wounded Negro
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01073 (b&w copy scan of left half)

Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Allen's farm house. Headquarters of General Fitz John Porter. Title: Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Allen's farm house. Headquarters of General Fitz John Porter. Lafayette's headquarters before the battle of Yorktown
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00126
Untitled Title: [Brick Church, near Frogmore, St. Helena, South Carolina]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04342
Aiken's House, James River, Va. Title: Aiken's House, James River, Va.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-119940
White House Landing, Va. Headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission Title: [White House Landing, Va. Headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01805 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Gen. S.P. Heintzelman and group--Convalescent camp, near Alexandria, Va. Title: Gen. S.P. Heintzelman and group--Convalescent camp, near Alexandria, Va.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-124356 (b&w film copy neg.)
City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group Title: City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03949
City Point, Virginia. Rufus Ingalls and group Title: City Point, Virginia. Rufus Ingalls and group
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04022
Appomattox Court House, Virginia. McLean house Title: Appomattox Court House, Virginia. McLean house
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01396
Note: An African American woman sitting between two women on the porch?
Nashville, Tenn. Railroad yard and depot with locomotives Title: [Nashville, Tenn. Railroad yard and depot with locomotives; the Capitol in distance]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02111 (b&w copy scan of left half)
Note: Not clear whether woman sitting on ledge behind train tracks is African American or white.
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