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[Freedmens First Vote - Anderson County Courthouse]
This photo shows the military presence protecting African American's when they came to the Anderson County courthouse to vote for the first time in 1869.
[Freedmens First Vote - Palestine, Texas]
This is a photo of the first Anderson County Courthouse the day of the Freedmen's First Vote. Notice the voters' horses tied to the railing and the Union guards watching over them to prevent opposition from taking or harming them.