“Contrabands Coming into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation”

A.R. Waud. From Harper's Weekly, January 31, 1863.

Image of Contrabands Coming into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation

This sketch shows a group of freed slaves gathered around their covered wagon after joining the Union army. Tents, or “contraband camps,” were set up to help clothe and feed runaway slaves who had come into Union lines seeking freedom.

Metadata Details
Item Type Magazine Article
Title Contrabands Coming into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation
Publication Title Harper's Weekly
Short Title Contrabands Coming into a Union Camp, 1863
Creator A.R. Waud
Publication Date January 31, 1863
Volume Vol. 7
Pages p. 68
Call Number folio A 5 .392
Location General Collections 2nd floor