The war in the southwest - Adjutant-General Thomas addressing the Negroes in Louisiana on the duties of freedom
Thomas, Lorenzo,--1804-1875--Military service.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
African Americans--Military service--1860-1870.
This image of a Union officer and United States Colored Troops addressing freed people in Louisiana depicts a scene from November 1863, shortly after the Battle of Sabine Pass. But the regional impact of wartime emancipation in Louisiana had begun much earlier with the Second Confiscation Act of 1862 and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, call 3 Illus. in AP2.H32 1863 (Case Y) [P&P], LC-USZ62-133069 (b&w film copy neg.)
Library of Congress
1863 November 14
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