Slaves Taken to Lower South from Virginia, 1862

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

Harper's Weekly (November 8, 1862), p.713.

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.