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    Battle of Nashville: Slaves and Soldiers

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    I married into some amazing stories. Prince Albert Ewing was my husband’s great-great grandfather. Prince Albert and his twin brother Taylor were the first black lawyers to practice in Nashville. Before emancipation they were slaves. At some point during the Civil War, Prince Albert  did all of his own chores and all of Taylor's, Prince Albert pretended to be Taylor, making it possible for Taylor to runaway and fight with the Union, for both of them.
                 This lithograph, printed about 1891, depicts The Battle of Nashvillle including the victorious black troops. The battle line is just a few blocks from our house on Blair.
                 I bought this piece over the phone at auction from the Swann gallery not long after David and I married. I don’t remember exactly how much it cost but I remember it was a big stretch—and a big stretch we have never regretted.