Freed Slaves Work for the Federal Army, 1862


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Image Reference
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Source
Le Monde Illustré (Paris),Vol. 10 (1862), p. 10

Comments
This illustration, not based on an eyewitness drawing, is supposed to portray escaped Southern slaves working on Union army fortifications in Port Royal, South Carolina; it illustrates a brief article (p. 22) which lauds the work of these slaves and stresses that the whip is not needed to induce them to work