Fugitive Slaves, U.S. South, 1861

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This record was last updated on 18 Dec 2016

Image Reference

Le Monde Illustré (Paris), Vol. 9 (Aug. 3, 1861), p. 492

Shows a secret meeting of escaped slaves in the woods and swamps. One of three illustrations depicting fugitive slaves which accompanies an account (p. 486) of developments in the American Civil War. It is unlikely that the artist actually witnessed this scene.