More information and experiences with manumission is found in this book, along with the names of the slaves freed by Robert E. Lee:
  Black Confederates and Afro Yankees in Civil War Virginia
by Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
This is a more detailed chronicle of those slaves and free African-Americans who fought for the Confederacy along with General Robert E. Lee's constant requests to President Jeff Davis to recruit black fighting units in the Confederate Army. In 1861 Virginia had the largest black population of any state–490,000 slaves and 59,000 free blacks. This book describes every aspect of black life: slave and free; rural and urban; homefront and battlefield; at work on plantations but also in munitioins factories in Richmond; as wartine Uniion spies and as soldiers in the Confederate army.
6" x 9¼" 447 pages, index, paperbound
#52 Black Confed in CW VA $19.95

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Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black Confederates... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Ghost stories...Clovers...Hoover Airport

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