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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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O'Brien, Richard 1758-1824 Naval officer; born in Maine in 1758; commanded a privateer in the Revolutionary War, and was an officer on the brig Jefferson in 1781; was captured by the Dey of Algiers, and enslaved for many years, carrying a ball and chain until a service performed for his master's daughter alleviated his condition. Thomas Jefferson, while Secretary of State (1797), procured his emancipation, and appointed him an agent for the United States. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 14, 1824.