"[African American] drivers of the baggage train attached to General Pleasonton's Cavalry brigade watering their mules in the Rappahannock. General Pleasonton's cavalry was attended by a very efficient forage brigade, consisting of mules and [African American] riders. Our sketch represents their drivers taking them to water at the river. The hard work these animals will endure is something wonderful, and justifies the high estimation in which they are held in the army." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Baggage train

"[African American] drivers of the baggage train attached to General Pleasonton's Cavalry brigade watering…

An illustration of African American slaves picking cotton in Alabama.

Cotton Picking

An illustration of African American slaves picking cotton in Alabama.

An illustration of the cotton plant.

Cotton Plant

An illustration of the cotton plant.

Slaves on a cotton plantation

Cotton Plantation

Slaves on a cotton plantation

Douglass was an abolitionist, editor, speaker, and reformed. He is also known as "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia."

Frederick Douglass

Douglass was an abolitionist, editor, speaker, and reformed. He is also known as "The Sage of Anacostia"…

A typical cotton field with many workers

Cotton Field

A typical cotton field with many workers

A group of slaves attending a religious prayer meeting.

Prayer Meeting

A group of slaves attending a religious prayer meeting.

"School-house where Thomas Jefferson received his early education." -Gordy, 1916

Schoolhouse

"School-house where Thomas Jefferson received his early education." -Gordy, 1916

An illustration of African American slaves sitting outside modest cabins.

Slave Cabins

An illustration of African American slaves sitting outside modest cabins.

An illustration of a group of slaves fleeing from Army.

Slaves Fleeing from Army

An illustration of a group of slaves fleeing from Army.

An illustration of a group of soldiers in front of a house with slaves.

Soldiers & House

An illustration of a group of soldiers in front of a house with slaves.