Slave house or cabin, U.S. South, 1862-65
Captioned, The Reliable Contraband, shows plank/frame house, with wood shingled roof and stone and brick chimney; Union soldiers' small encampment in background. Fugitive slaves from the South who escaped to Union lines were called contraband, that is, confiscated enemy property. The image is a German chromo-lithographic copy of Frederic Mialhe's "Vivienda de Pescadores" showing Nuevitas, Camagüey, Cuba. See also Album-23.
Edwin Forbes, Life Studies of the Great Army. A historical work of art, in copper-plate etching . . .illustrating the life of the Union Armies during the years 1862-'3-'4'-5 (New York, E. Forbes, 1876), plate 23 (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)
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