The Effects of the Proclamation: Freed Negroes Coming into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina
This image depicts men, women, and children, accompanied by troops of the union army. These ex-slaves were contrabands who chose to relocate after the Emancipation Proclamation. 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 (Feb. 21, 1863), p. 116.
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