The Message of the Covenant
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(Not a Biblical Character)

"Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture. Baton Rouge, Louisiana., 04/02/1863"

Photo: War Department
National Archives and Records Administration, Still Picture Branch
College Park, Maryland