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African-American Escapees Approach Union Lines

During America's Civil War, slaves would sometimes approach Union lines for help. This illustration, by Edward Forbes (1839-1895), depicts such an event which took place in Virginia during 1863.

Now part of the Morgan Collection of Civil War Drawings, at the Library of Congress, the image bears this description:

African American refugees coming into the Union lines near Culpeper Court House, Va.

Forbes released this drawing on or about the 8th of November, 1863.

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Media Credits

Drawing, by Edward Forbes, circa November 8, 1863. Now part of the Morgan Collection of Civil War Drawings, at the Library of Congress, this drawing is also known as "Forbes, no. 113." Online via the Library of Congress. Public Domain.

 

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