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Contrabands Coming into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation

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1863
Harper's Weekly drawing of contrabands

 

This Harper's Weekly drawing appeared on January 31, 1863, a month after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect.  The illustration depicts "contrabands" (escaped slaves) entering a Union camp to claim their freedom.