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

Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock.–August 1862

August 27, 2012

Library of Congress

1862 August Rappahannock River, Va. Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock

Rappahannock River, Va.; Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock – also Union soldiers along and in the river. Photo by Timothy H. O’Sullivan in August 1862.

Library of Congress image.

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