Black Confederate Soldiers, Virginia, 1863

Source

Harper's Weekly, January 10, 1863, vol. 7 (front page).

Description

Caption, Rebel Negro Pickets as seen through a field glass. These two men were soldiers in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The author of the accompanying article discusses the debate between Southern slave owners and Northerners as to the involvement of slaves in the civil war. Some Northerners questioned the practice, while many slave owners found Negroes to be quite useful.

Date Created

1863

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

HW0016
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