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Dedication of the Army and Navy Monument, Sept. 17, 1877

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McMurtrie, Horace

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This modern reconstruction presents a comprehensive depiction of documented routes, stations, and destinations on the Underground Railroad. It is apparent that there were many journeys generally in a south to north direction, both by land and sea. Although the routes traversed all the states north of the Ohio River and the Mason-Dixon Line, there was a heavy concentration in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. By closely examining both of these maps, it is evident that there were a number of “stations“ in the Boston area, including such recorded stations as the William Jackson House in Newton, the William Lloyd Garrison House in Roxbury, the William Ingersoll Bowditch House in Brookline, and the Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Boston's Beacon Hill.Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.Includes formations, references, illustrations and lists of Committee members.Horace McMurtrie, engineer.
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Image
Format:
Maps
Contributors:
Heliotype Printing Co
Created Date:
1877
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No known copyright restrictions. No known restrictions on use.
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