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Historical information requested for Civil War Contraband Study, Sue Taylor, PI

13 Apr 2013 5:57 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)
Sue Taylor, Ph.D., is the principal investigator in a project, Washington, D.C., Civil War Contraband Ethnography Study (1861-1877), sponsored by the National Parks Service (NPS) and administered as a cooperative agreement through the Chesapeake Watershed Ecosystem Studies Unit and American University.  She is seeking information on African American Civil War refugees (called "contraband") and  the post-Civil War communities surrounding Civil War Defenses managed by the NPS in National Capital Parks East and Rock Creek. This includes Forts Davis, Dupont, Mahan, Battery Kemble, Reno, Slocum, and Bunker Hill.  Anyone with information about the history of these communities should contact suetaylor@verizon.net.

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