IMAGE: What Did an Alexandria Slave Pen Look Like

"Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows interior with slave pens at left. Across an open courtyard is a barred door with a barred door and soldier standing at left. An officer stands behind barred door. Wood debris in foreground. Five slave pens at left.
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The sad truth is that slave pens existed in and around all of Washington. This photo shows one of those in Alexandria during the 1860s.

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