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The Civil War in America : "Contraband of war."

Image ID: 812612

The Civil War in America : "Contraband of war." (1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The Civil War in America : "Contraband of war."

Published Date

: 1861

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. (8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)


: Written on border: "July 27, 1861" Printed on border: "From a sketch by our special artist." Printed on border: "Illustrations of the Civil War in America." "Under the head of "Contraband of War" our Special Artist has forwarded to us a characteristic sketch (herewith engraved) of a party of slaves seeking protection in the Federal camp. It appears that the slaves from the different plantations in Virginia are continually going through the pickets of the Federal army, as fugitives from their masters, and when it is proved that their owners are fighting in the Secessionist ranks the slaves are treated as contraband of war." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From The Illustrated London news. ([London] [ The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd.] 1842-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / African-American history -- 1860s

Source Description

: 2 folders (65 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC AFRA-H-186

Digital ID

: 812612

Record ID

: 722297

Digital Item Published

: 4-28-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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