This wood engraving entitled "Emancipation Day in South Carolina" was published in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper on Jan. 24, 1863. The caption reads - the Color-Sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment, after having been presented with the Stars and Stripes, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1.
This wood engraving entitled "Emancipation Day in South Carolina" was published in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper on Jan. 24, 1863. The caption reads - the Color-Sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment, after having been presented with the Stars and Stripes, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1. Library of Congress
This wood engraving entitled "Emancipation Day in South Carolina" was published in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper on Jan. 24, 1863. The caption reads - the Color-Sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment, after having been presented with the Stars and Stripes, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1. Library of Congress

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