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This photograph of Section 27 was taken in 2020 by a U.S. soldier or employee of the federal government as a part of their official duty. The image is in the public domain.

Robert E. Lee’s home and plantation, Arlington House, became a Federal encampment, a community where freedmen lived and worked, and then the resting place for thousands of Americans. When Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1864, Section 27 was a segregated area for African American soldiers and civilians. Burials include the remains of United States Colored Troops and formerly enslaved people who lived and worked in Freedman’s Village.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery: Freedman’s Village

National Park Service: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Ric Murphy and Tim Stephens. Section 27 and Freedman’s Village in Arlington National Cemetery: The African American History of America’s Most Hallowed Ground. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2020.

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