From the Plantation to the Battlefield

“Journey of a slave from the plantation to the battlefield”

I saw part of this sheet on display at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson last month and sought out the full set of images.

From the Library of Congress:

“Uncut sheet of twelve illustrated cards presenting the journey of a slave from plantation life to the struggle for liberty, for which he gives his life, as a Union soldier during the Civil War.”

Created ca. 1863 by artist James Fuller Queen.

You can see more Library of Congress info on the print here.

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2 Responses to From the Plantation to the Battlefield

  1. sandyqueue says:

    What beautiful illustrations, and an important historical artifact. Any thoughts as to how these cards were used / distributed?

  2. Lyle Smith says:

    USCT recruitment advertisement circa 1863?

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