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Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Memo on Fugitive Slaves (July 1864)

July 19, 1864 Civil War (1861-1865)

Memorandum by Robert J. Breckinridge (class of 1820, non-graduate) detailing the growing number of slaves fleeing to Union Army lines.

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“Memorandum” by Robert J Breckinridge, July 19, 1864, in Volume 234, Breckinridge Family Papers, 1752 - 1965, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress.

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