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Collection Reference Number GLC09229
From Archive Folder Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War 
Title Albumen of members of the Louisiana Native Guard
Date ca. 1863
Document Type Photograph
Content Description Mounted albumen print of the members of the Louisiana Native Guard learning to read at Port Hudson, Louisiana, at a school set up for the soldiers and freedmen. The guard was one of the first all-black units in the Civil War, formed by Benjamin Butler in 1862.
Subjects African American Troops  Freemen  Education  African American History  Union Forces  
People Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818-1893)  
Place written Port Hudson, Louisiana
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 1st Louisiana Native Guard (United States)