Slab-town at Hampton, Virginia

LC  00387a_Slabtown Hampton_.JPG

Dublin Core

Title

Slab-town at Hampton, Virginia

Subject

African Americans, contraband

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 and Freedmen's Villages grew up in various locations.

Creator

unknown

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-cwpb-00387)

Date

December 1864

Contributor

Courtesy of Library of Congress

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

stereograph

Identifier

LC 00387a_Slabtown Hampton_

Coverage

Hampton, Virginia

Citation

unknown, “Slab-town at Hampton, Virginia,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/419.