Jerry Shores' brother, Moses Speese, was also a former slave. Both the Shores and the Speese families stayed in Custer County for years, Moses later becoming the well known chef at Broken
A cotton gin and workers at the Knox plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C., circa 1874. Photo by George N. Barnard, one of the first people to open a daguerreotype studio in the United States. He followed Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's 'March to the Sea' and in 1866 published an album of 61 renowned photographs, Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign.
the Chrisman sisters
Margaret Bramer (later Mrs. Otto Hanson) in her homestead shack in South Dakota. Thousands of single women traveled west to stake their claim to a homestead in the post-Civil War period.
President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers
The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Homestead Act of 1862 -- President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act. Thousands of families head to the plains with dreams of building a home, but on the plains there are no trees....Amazing!
.Blackfoot Camp under citadel mountain, Montana. 1910
*incredible The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65