Georgetown falls, Slavery abolished

On February 26, 1865, Rear-Admiral Dahlgren of the Flagship Harvest Moon reported the occupation of Battery White and Georgetown. He proclaimed slavery abolished and established martial law.

(Adapted from the nomination form proposing that Battery White be added to the National Register of Historic Places.  See the complete form (pdf) on our Documentation page.)

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~ by laingl on February 26, 1865.

 
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