"Coming Into the Lines," Edwin Forbes, copper plate etching, 1876, detail

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Joseph Williams, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College
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Sized, cropped, and adjusted for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, August 10, 2013.
Depicted ContentCivil War Soldiering
Depicted ContentEmancipation
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Original caption
A party of slaves have taken massa's old schooner (wagon) and with a "spike" team, have started for the Union lines. They are passing the picket post. On the distant hill some laggards appear in sight, one waving his hat for joy as he catches sight of "Massa Linkum's sodjers."
Source citation
Edwin Forbes, Life Studies of the Great Army, A Historical Work of Art in Copper-Plate Etching ...(New York: Edwin Forbes, 1876), plate 30.
Source note
Cropped from the larger image, also available here.
Privately published. The complete set of forty plates sold for $50.00 in 1876. 
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