Contrabands escaping to the United States bark Kingfisher off the coast of Florida.

Contrabands escaping to the United States bark Kingfisher off the coast of Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/241902
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Title

  • Contrabands escaping to the United States bark Kingfisher off the coast of Florida.

Image Number

  • RC02674

Year

  • 1862

Series Title

General Note

  • The term contraband was used to refer to runaway slaves who fled from southern plantations and farms to Union encampments during the Civil War.
  • Accompanying note: "April 17, 1862 Between Feb. 28 & Mar. 2, 1862, three transports from Key West and nine blockading vessels assembled off St. Marks bar, with the object of capturing the towns of St. Marks and Newport."

Title of Work

  • Harper's Weekly 1862

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 9 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 02446.

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Contrabands escaping to the United States bark Kingfisher off the coast of Florida.
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