Abraham, Who Was Blow'd 'Free' Mile in De Air
This portrait was of Abraham. who was a confederate soldier. As a slave, he worked in the mines of Fort Hill. After an explosion he was thrown high in the air and was the only survivor. 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 (August 8, 1863), p. 501.
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