c. 1862, Contrabands at Camp Brightwood
Young liberated men behind Union lines near Washington, D.C., c. 1862 (Library of Congress) Photographer unknown.
1862 || Working at General Lafayette’s Headquarters in Virginia
A group of freed people behind Union lines, near Yorktown, Virginia, May 1862. (Library of Congress) Photograph taken by John F. Gibson.
1862 || Gathering Outside at Cumberland Landing, Virginia
A group of liberated people outside Foller’s house in Cumberland Landing, Virginia in 1862. (Library of Congress) Photograph taken by James F. Gibson.
1862 || Contrabands in Virginia
Two freed men sitting in front of a tent in Culpeper, Virginia in 1862. (Library of Congress) Photograph taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan.
1863 || Photograph of Gordon, Formerly Enslaved Man
The scourged back of Gordon, a runaway slave, whose photograph was taken at a Union camp in 1863. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
c. 1864 || Contrabands in army uniforms
A group of freed African American men gathered and dressed in Union army uniforms, c. 1864. (Library of Congress) Photographer unknown.
1865, Gathering in Richmond, Virginia
A group of freedmen gathered near a canal at Haxall’s Mill in Richmond Virginia in 1865. (Library of Congress) Photograph taken by Alexander Gardner.