Emancipation Day, South Carolina, 1863

Source

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (Jan. 24, 1863), vol. 15, p. 276. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-88808)

Description

Caption, The color-sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment after having been presented with the Stars and Strips, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1. Shows former slaves of South Carolinia sea islands, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, celebrating. Sergeant Prince Rivers and Corporal Robert Sutton present the colors, while the former addresses the crowd; white teachers and missionaries from the North are seated on the platform.

Date Created

1863

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

NW0337
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