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Title: Black laborers

Description: Black laborers, who were former slaves, were begin digging what came to be called Grant's Canal, a deep ditch by which General Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant; 1822-1885), American general, general-in-chief of the Union Army (1864-1865), and eighteenth President of the U.S. (1869-1877), hoped to divert the Mississippi River, during his siege of Vicksburg, and thus isolate the city; the plan did not work and the river kept to its main course, flowing past Vicksburg, which Grant, after a long and bloody siege, captured the following year; American Civil War;

Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 1862

Keywords: canals, ditches, generals, rivers

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1425 x 1717 (2.45 MPixels) (1.20)

Print Size: 12.1 x 14.5 cm; 4.8 x 5.7 inches

File Size: 7.01 MB (7,354,138 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000095763

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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