2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon

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Dublin Core

Title

2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon

Subject

Subject (Topic)
United States--Army--South Carolina Volunteers, 2nd (1863-1864)--Campaigns and battles--Union--South Carolina--Combahee River
African Americans--Military service--1860-1870
African Americans--Punishment and torture--1860-1870
Fugitive slaves--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--1860-1870

Description

Top illustration shows slaves escaping to a Union ship as buildings burn in the distance. Three bottom illustrations show an escaped slave in tattered clothing upon his crossing of Union lines, welts from being whipped upon his back, and in uniform after he had joined the Union Army. Text describes his escape as well as forms of brutal punishment suffered by slaves.

Creator

Attributed to McPherson & Oliver

Source

Library of Congress

Publisher

New York: Harper's Weekly

Date

July 4, 1863

Rights

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Documents and Published Materials

Identifier

Extent

Unknown

Medium

Wood engraving

Bibliographic Citation

Mcpherson & Oliver, photographer. 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 1863;Harper's Weekly, July 4, 1863. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014645368/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Wood engraving

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Citation

Attributed to McPherson & Oliver, “2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon,” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/57.