“Morning Mustering of the ‘Contraband’ at Fortress Monroe, on Their Way to Their Day’s Work, under the Pay and Direction of the U.S.—from a Sketch by Our Artist at Fortress Monroe”

From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 2, 1861.

Image of Morning Mustering of the ‘Contraband’ at Fortress Monroe, on Their Way to Their Day’s Work, under the Pay and Direction of the U.S.—from a Sketch by Our Artist at Fortress Monroe

Slaves who had escaped into the protection of Union forces were often described as contraband in the Northern press.

Metadata Details
Item Type Newspaper Article
Title Morning Mustering of the ‘Contraband’ at Fortress Monroe, on Their Way to Their Day’s Work, under the Pay and Direction of the U.S.—from a Sketch by Our Artist at Fortress Monroe
Publication Title Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Short Title Mustering the Contraband, 1862
Publication Date November 2, 1861
Pages p. 373
Call Number oversize A 5 .34
Location General Collections 2nd floor