Picket station of Colored troops near Dutch Gap canal

Colored Soldiers

Dutch Gap, Virginia. Picket station of troops near Dutch Gap canal

Above we show a remarkable photo of Dutch Gap, Virginia. Picket station of African American troops near Dutch Gap canal. It was made in 1864.

The illustration documents two black soldiers firing their rifles. These are likely runaway slaves who joined the union army.

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Image ID# 23D18BA0

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