Negroes Leaving their Home
This image shows a family leaving their cabin by boat under the cover of night northwards for the Union line. 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 (April 9, 1864), p.237.
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