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Colored Troops Under General Wild, Liberating Slaves in South Carolina

"Colored Troops Liberating Slaves" (1864)
"Colored Troops Liberating Slaves" (1864)


This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts United States Colored Troops (USCT) freeing slaves in South Carolina near the end of the war. The Emancipation Proclamation allowed for the creation of the USCT and for the freeing of slaves, considered contraband, in the Confederate states.