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  1. Native Americans at the Site
    1. “Archaeologists Discover 13,000-year-old artifact.” Alexandria Times 16 Aug. 2007.
  2. The Civil War in Alexandria
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  3. African-American Soldiers in the Civil War
    1. Convalescents of L’Ouverture Hospital and Its Branches and Soldiers of the U.S. Army. Letter to Major Edwin Bentley. 27 Dec. 1864. Alexandria Archaeology Museum., Alexandria, Virginia.
    2. Miller, Edward A. Jr. “Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery, Part I.” Historic Alexandria Quarterly Fall 1998.
    3. Miller, Edward A. Jr. “Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery, Part II.” Historic Alexandria Quarterly Winter 1998.
  4. The Contrabands and Freedmen’s Experience
    1. Wilbur, Julia. Compilation of Personal Letters. 5 Nov. 1862 – 8 Feb. 1865. Alexandria Archaeology Museum., Alexandria, Virginia.
  5. The Cemetery
    1. “1866 Record of Deaths and Burials (The Gladwin Record).” The Library of Virginia, Archives and Records. 1863-1868., Alexandria, Virginia.
    2. Cressey, Pamela. “Historic Design and Character of Alexandria Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery.” 5 Sep. 2007. updated 4 January 2008. Alexandria Archaeology Museum., Alexandria, Virginia.
    3. Cressey, Pamela. “Historic References to the Name of the Cemetery.” 7 Nov. 2007. updated 4 January 2008. Alexandria Archaeology Museum., Alexandria, Virginia.
  6. Post-Civil War Destruction and Desecration
    1. “Alexandria Affairs: Uncanny Sight in a Graveyard.” Washington Post. 29 Mar. 1892., Washington.
    2. Cressey, Pamela. “Historic References to the Name of the Cemetery.” 7 Nov. 2007. updated 4 January 2008. Alexandria Archaeology Museum., Alexandria, Virginia.
    3. Miller, T. Michael. “A Time for Remembrance—The Contraband Cemetery.” Date unknown. Office of Historic Alexandria., Alexandria, Virginia.
    4. Miller, T. Michael. “Historical News Flash: Freedmen and Contraband Burial Ground Identified in Alexandria, Virginia.” 11 Jan. 1991. Alexandria Library., Alexandria, Virginia.
    5. “Proposed New Motel at Jones Point Bridge Site.” Washington Post. 18 Oct. 1953¬., Washington.