Emancipated Slaves, North Carolina, 1863


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Image Reference
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Source
Harper's Weekly (Feb. 21, 1863), p. 116. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, "The Effects of the Proclamation -- Freed Negroes Coming into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina, 1863"; men, women, and children, accompanied by troops of the Union Army. These ex-slaves were "contrabands" who chose to relocate after the Emancipation Proclamation.