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Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862.

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812747
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Names
Crane, W. T. (Artist)
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

African-American Life -- 1860s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: unknown
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AFRA-L-186
Topics
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
African Americans -- Social life -- 1860-1869
African Americans -- 1860-1869
Fugitive slaves -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head Island -- 1860-1869
Government facilities -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head Island -- 1860-1869
Housing -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head Island -- 1860-1869
Laundry -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head Island -- 1860-1869
Soldiers -- American -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head Island -- 1860-1869
Notes
Content: Printed on border: "Among the many singular questions that arose during the Civil War were, What was to be done with the contrabands? The government, from the first, took the only view a Christain one could take, and without encouraging their advent to our lines gave orders to receive them, as a mere question of humanity. Among the things which we owe to General Butler is the term contraband, and to his legal sagacity we are also indebted for the practical use to which they were applied. At Hilton Head they were employed to build fortifications, and after careful drilling made very efficient soldiers. Their numbers became so large that it necessitated the erection of new buildings for their accommodation. They were very comfortable and well ventilated, and had the great architectural merit of being perfectly adapted to their purpose."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 15 x 37 cm. (5 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1674340
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17164845
Barcode : 33333159332333
UUID: 06c9ae60-c52f-012f-888d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. unknown. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ee34-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 19, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ee34-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (unknown). Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ee34-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Government buildings for "contrabands," erected at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 1862.