Negroes Escaping Out of Slavery
This image shows self-liberating men, women, and children during a night time escape. No specific location is given for this illustration and it is not based on a particular incident. The artist sketched this scene from various accounts about slaves leaving their plantations in the South and following Union troops. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
Harper's Weekly (May 7, 1864), p.292.
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