Slaves Taken to Lower South from Virginia, 1862


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Image Reference
HW0015

Source
Harper's Weekly (November 8, 1862), p.713. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
This scene depicts the common practice of moving slaves farther South to avoid adhering to the Emancipation Proclamation. These slaves lived in Leesburg, Virginia, and were driven by Confederate soldiers. To minimize the loss of profit, masters chained their slaves together during the long journey.