Black troops in camp, ca. 1863
Contributed by Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division through Maine Historical Society
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A photograph taken in an unknown location shows black troops in camp during the Civil War. While slaves had long followed the Union Army, gone to them for protection, and aided with duties at Union camps, it was not until after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 that black units were formed.
The image, from the Library of Congress, is half of a stereograph.
- Title: Black troops in camp, ca. 1863
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Media: Digital image of stereograph
- Local Code: LC-B811- 2679; LC-DIG-cwpb-02166
- Collection: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
- Object Type: Image
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