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A map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia

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Engraved map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia. Created by Robert King, a surveyor for the city of Washington. In the bottom left corner is a view of the south front of the President's House. In the bottom right corner is a view of the east front of the Capitol of the United States. Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen on the left of the map.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: Maps; Washington (D.C.); Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; White House (Washington, D.C.); United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1818

Drawing of 20th United States Colored Troops

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Drawing of the 20th United States Colored Troops receiving their colors on Union Square during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Engraving

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1861-03-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles and Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. to "Bamie" (the childhood name of his daughter, Anna Roosevelt Cowles, and "Tedie" [sic], his son Theodore Roosevelt. Written from the Capitol Building, Roosevelt Sr. describes the building and what he has seen in it. He asks both children to be good and help their mother. Letterhead is colored reproduction of engraving of the Capitol.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1861-12-09

Photograph of Blockhouse near Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge

Description:

Civil War blockhouse in Arlington Heights, Virginia, surrounded by men and wagons. The Potomac River can be seen in the background.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Armies; Fortification; United States--Potomac River; Virginia--Arlington; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1863?

Photograph of Hubbard Pryor after enlistment

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Private Hubbard Pryor after his enlistment into the 44th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1863?

Photograph of Hubbard Pryor before enlistment

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Private Hubbard Pryor before his enlistment into the 44th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Freedmen; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1863?

Photograph of troops at Port Hudson

Description:

Members of the United States Colored Troops at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The men stand in uniform clutching their rifles.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers; Rifles; Louisiana--Port Hudson; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1863?

Photograph of 1st United States Colored Infantry

Description:

Soldiers in the 1st U.S. Colored Infantry train during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1863?

Washington, D.C. Georgetown ferry-boat carrying wagons, and Aqueduct Bridge beyond, from rocks on Mason's Island

Description:

Civil war soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864

Record from United States Colored Troops

Description:

Record from the company descriptive book of the United States Colored Troops for John Henry Chase. Recorded is Chase's description, occupation, enlistment information and that he was killed in action during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); United States. Colored Troops; Chase, John Henry, 1843-1864

Date: 1864

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