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Catalog Number 2012.63.2
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.
Credit line Gift of Whitney Gilkey, in memory of Dorothy Rouse-Bottom.
Collection Dorothy Rouse-Bottom Collection
Object Type Print
Date Nov. 2, 1861
Description/Scope & Content Colorized print, "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, Nov. 2, 1861 (page 373). The reverse side features a portion of a literary offering ("My Golden Skeleton") and images of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Federal Fortifications at Bird's Point, Missouri (opposite Cairo, Ill.).
Archival History Print was in the collection of the William E. Rouse library.
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Topics Fort Monroe
Civil War
Contrabands/Freedpeople
Slavery/Slaves
Place Names District--Fort Monroe