Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

“The Escaped Slave and the Union Soldier”

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This short editorial published in Harper’s Weekly describes two pictures of the same man – one shows him as a fugitive slave from Alabama and the other as a Union soldier. While at first he was a “poor fugitive oppressed with the weariness of two hundred long miles of dusty travel,” Harper’s Weekly explains that he enlisted in the USCT and became a “solder crowned with freedom and honor.” You can read the full editorial here.

See the images described in this editorial in the Slideshow below –

(Courtesy of the House Divided Project – “The Escaped Slave and the Union Soldier,” Harper’s Weekly, July 2, 1864, p. 422: 1.)

Posted in US Colored Troops Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 3:45 pm.

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