Supporting the 54th

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During the Civil War, Tubman served as a spy, scout, and nurse for the United States Army. Harriet Tubman first crossed paths with the 54th Massachusetts in June or July of 1863. She served meals to the men of the regiment, and later claimed she had served Colonel Robert Gould Shaw his last meal.

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Summary: "Photograph shows a full-length portrait of Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913) looking directly at the camera with folded hands resting on back of an upholstered chair." (Library of Congress)
Created/Published: [Auburn, N.Y.] : [Harvey Lindsley], [taken between 1871 and 1876?, printed between 1895 and 1910]

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