Contraband Descendants Community Project
"Contrabands" at Camp Brightwood

Library of Congress

African American Civil War Descendants Study
Can you trace your family to the Civil War period in Washington, DC? The National Park Service, in partnership with American University, is undertaking a project to document the local history of African American communities associated with eight Civil War Defense sites in DC.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Civil War Defenses of Washington
3545 Williamsburg Lane N.W.

Washington, DC 200008



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