The American Civil War

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Fugitive slaves crossing the Rappahannock River, 1862.
Contraband camp cooks in Culpeper, Va.

    Va. contrabands employed by the 13th Mass. Infantry, 1862
Escaped slaves, Cumberland Landing, Va., May 1862.

Stampede of slaves from Hampton to Fortress Monroe, Aug. 17, 1861
Three contrabands before Gen. Butler at Fortress Monroe

Harper's Weekly, Feb. 21, 1863
Harper's Weekly, May 9, 1863

Contrabands prepare a cockfight while Union soldiers watch.
Fish Hall plantation, Hilton Head, S.C. of Thomas Drayton

Rose, Willie Lee. Rehearsal for Reconstruction

U.S. House of Representatives. Report of the Select Committee on Emancipation and Colonization, 1862

A return of property lost by the estate of William Fripp Snr. in St Helena Parish S.C. on November 1861 by the invasion of the enemy
Mary Mann to Rev. William L. Ropes, Feb. 10, 1863
Mary Mann to Rev. William L. Ropes, April 13, 1863
List of Negroes carried off by the Yankees from Cypress Plantation in Combahee River June 2, 1863, belonging to W. C. Heyward