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Woman in Union Camp

African-American women were involved in the army during the Civil War. Harriet Tubman worked as a recruiter, scout, and spy. This photo from 1862 identifies a Mrs. Fairfax; it is unusual that her name was even mentioned. It also refers to her by her surname, an important sign of respect and describes her duty as "chief cook and bottle washer," showing her role in camp life.

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Taken on September 12, 2008