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The following ran on the Feb. 21, 2013, edition of Discovery.com. “The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection,” exibition at SMU's DeGolyer Library runs through March 15.

Rare Photos Show Civil War Life

 

February 25, 2013

By Jennifer Viegas

Rare Civil War images of African American life and battlefield scenes appear in the new exhibit, “The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Sanford Collection.” The exhibit, at Southern Methodist University’s DeGolyer Library, runs through February, African American History month, and ends on March 15.
 
First image: “Miss Major Pauline Cushman,” according to Peterson, was a federal scout and spy. “Pauline Cushman was an actress turned Union spy who was captured by Confederates and tried by General Braxton Bragg. Sentenced to death, she avoided hanging because of later Federal occupation of the area.”...