Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: The Contrabands in Washington.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)
In a letter to the governor of Illinois, the Superindendent of Contrabands describes the condition of those slaves who were taken as "contrabands of war" by the Union army. The writer notes that most of the charity these people have received has come from the people of the north and not from the government.
Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column