Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

A Negro family coming into the Union lines.

January 1, 2013

Library of Congress,Miscellaneous document sources

A Negro family coming into the Union lines

Photo shows African American men, women, and children seated in front of and inside a mule-drawn covered wagon. Artist Alfred Waud worked up a sketch from this photograph, probably made in his presence by David B. Woodbury on January 1, 1863. The drawing, called “An arrival in Camp–under the Proclamation of Emancipation” was published in Harper’s Weekly, January 31, 1863, p. 6 and is now at the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress image.

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