Research authenticates famed letter by ex-slave to old master

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In this Monday, July 9, 2012 photo, a stone wall built during the slavery era stands next to a spring in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was a slave to Col. Patrick Henry Anderson. The former slave who was freed by Union troops in 1864, spent his remaining 40 years in Ohio. He lived quietly and likely would have been forgotten, if not for a remarkable letter to his former master published in a Cincinnati newspaper shortly after the Civil War. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)