Contrabands escaping

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Dublin Core

Title

Contrabands escaping

Subject

African Americans, self-emancipation

Description

Throughout the Civil War thousands of enslaved men, women, and children attained their freedom by seeking refuge with United States troops as they moved across Virginia. They were declared "contraband of war" in May 1861.

Creator

Edwin Forbes

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Morgan Collection of Civil War Drawings (LC-DIG-ppmsca-20701)

Date

May 29, 1864

Contributor

Courtesy of Library of Congress

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

drawing

Identifier

LC 20701v_Contrabands Escaping

Coverage

Hanover County, Virginia

Citation

Edwin Forbes, “Contrabands escaping,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/418.