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14 June 1862: “Distribution of Captured Rebel Soldiers’ Clothing to the Contrabands”

Item: “THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH CAROLINA—HEADQUARTERS OF VINCENT COLLYER, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE POOR AT NEWBERNE-—DISTRIBUTION OF CAPTURED REBEL SOLDIERS’ CLOTHING TO THE CONTRABANDS.—From a Sketch by our Special Artist, J. H. Schell.—See Page 171.”  Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, June 14, … Continue reading

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28 May 1862: “‘Of course you are aware,’ said the Governor, ‘that the laws of the State make the opening of such schools a criminal offence.'”

Item description: This transcript, which details a conversation about schools for recently freed slaves in occupied North Carolina between Edward Stanly, Military Governor of North Carolina, and Vincent Colyer, Superintendent of the Poor under Union General Burnside, is extracted from … Continue reading

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