Emancipated Slaves, North Carolina, 1863

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

Harper's Weekly (Feb. 21, 1863), p. 116.

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.