Archival Documents related to Harriet Tubman
- Renée Ater
Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland
A wood engraving of fugitive slaves in Maryland from William Still's The Underground Railroad: a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., page 102.
Fugitive Slave Bill
Text of Fugitive Slave Bill (Fugitive Slave Act), "as penned by the Senate and House of Representatives, Sept. 12, 1850, and approved Sept. 18, 1850 by President Fillmore." At end: "The Black List," list of representatives from free states who voted…
2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon
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…