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Contraband -- see entry belowPhotographs of African Americans During the Civil War: A List of Images in the Civil War Photograph Collection

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"Contrabands," "Freedmen," and Refugees

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[No Digital Image] "Freedman's Village, Arlington, Va." Shows about 100 blacks lined up in front of barracks with books. Evidently a school group learning to read.
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-B1163 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4161-H
[No Digital Image] "Freedman's Barracks, Alexandria, Va." Shows a group of freedmen in front of barracks.
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-B-350 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4161-H
Group of Freedmen, Richmond, Va. "Group of Freedmen, Richmond, Va." Shows a black family and men seated along the canal with the ruins in the background.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00468 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-948 (glass negative); LOT 4162-B (print)
The Fall of Richmond, Refugees "The Fall of Richmond, Refugees, April 2, 1865." (title from print). Shows black refugees on a boat with household belongings.
References: Reproduced in Miller, vol. 5, pp. 318-319.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04079 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7617 (glass negative); LOT 4162-D (print)
Contraband Foreground "Contraband Foreground." Shows three black boys sitting with three Union officers in front of a tent. Stereo view by Anthony and Co., New York.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-118355 (copy film negative of print); LC-B8184-2062 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4172-A (Stereograph File)
Arrival of Negro family in the lines "Arrival of Negro family in the lines." (title from negative). Title from stereograph print: "A Negro Family Coming into Union Lines." [Another print labeled "Arrival of Negro Family into Union Lines" and not printed as a stereograph]. Shows an overcrowded wagon pulled by two mules.
References: Reproduced in Miller, vol. 3, p. 223 (bottom).
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01161 (b&w copy scan of glass negative); LC-USZ62-57031 (film copy negative of photographic print; full stereograph).
Call number: LC-B811-657 (glass negative, half stereograph); LOT 4172-A (Stereograph File) and LOT 4172-B (prints)
Group of contraband at Follers House "Group of contraband at Follers House, Cumberland Landing, Va., May, 1862" (title from print). Shows about twenty blacks sitting in front of cabin.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01005 (b&w copy scan of negative)
Call number: LC-B811-383 (glass negative); LOT 4172-B (print)
Contraband "Contraband" (title from print). Title from Milhollen and Mugridge: Culpeper, Va. "Contrabands." Shows two black men sitting in front of an army tent, one with cigar and the other with a soup ladle.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00821 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B811-221A (glass negative); LOT 4172-B (print)
Fugitive Negroes, fording the Rappahannock River "Fugitive Negroes, fording the Rappahannock River, following the retreat of Pope's Army, August, 1862." (title from print). Shows wagon pulled by oxen crossing the river to join the Union Army in 1862.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00218 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-518 (glass negative); LOT 4172-B (print)
Headquarters of General Lafayette during the Revolutionary War, Yorktown, Va. "Headquarters of General Lafayette during the Revolutionary War, Yorktown, Va." (title on print). Title from Civil War caption book: "Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Group of contrabands at Allen's farm house near Williamsburg Road." Shows group of soldiers and blacks in front of small house, two black washer women with tubs, black man with an ax resting on the ground. (Other images taken at Allen's farm do not refer to African Americans as "contrbands"--see "African Americans in Military Camps and Sites of Military Activity" section of list.)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00129 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-372 (glass negative); LOT 4172-B (photographic print)
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