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A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress
*POST WAR ~ South Carolina scene at a cotton gin at the Knox Plantation. This image is one of several pieces from the Robin Stanford Collection that has recently been turned over to the Library of Congress. (Robin Stanford Collection/Courtesy of Library of Congress)
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While half of the story takes place at the plantations, the rest of the story takes place at a historical slave auction. In fact, Pierce Butler held the largest slave auction in American History. During the auction it poured and poured and would not stop pouring rain, many think it was God crying. This is another reason that the story was named "Day of Tears"