IMAGE: What Did an Alexandria Slave Pen Look Like

"Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows interior with slave pens at left. Soldier stands to left of barred door; two men behind barred door look through and grip bars. Of the four slave pens to the left, two have doors open.
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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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