THE FREEDMAN
FROM THE STATUETTE BY J.Q.A. WARD

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REPORT

OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THE

FREED PEOPLE

TO THE

United States Army, in North Carolina,

IN THE SPRING OF 1862, AFTER THE BATTLE OF NEWBERN,

By Vincent Colyer

Superintendent of the Poor under General Burnside.

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"So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto Him, and He heareth the cry of the afflicted.
When He giveth quietness who then can make trouble? And when He hideth His face, who then can behold him? Whether it be done against a nation or a man only."
Job xxxiv : 28, 29.

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New York:
Published by VINCENT COLYER, No. 105 Bleecker Street.
1864

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by
VINCENT COLYER.
In the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court, for the Southern District of the State of New York.

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G. A. WHITEHORNE, PRINTER
119 FULTON & 42 ANN STS.

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TITLE PAGE
(ABOVE)

Illustrations:
The Freedman

PART I

Topics:
Union Army in North Carolina
Negroes Not a Burthen
Number of Freed People in North Carolina
The Work Done by Them
Services as Spies
Sergeant Bryant's Letter

Illustrations:
Placing the Stockade in Building the Forts
Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop
Furney Bryant as the Refugee
Furney Bryant as Union Soldier
Sergeant Furney Bryant Defending Newbern


PART II

Topics:
Union Scout - Charley
Character of the Scouts
Story of William Kinnegy
Refugees from Alabama
Refugees from South Carolina
Fears of Flank Movement Dismissed
Hints to Scouts in Future Service
An Escape without Discouragement
Expedition Planned by a Freedman
Honorable Mention
Ability of Scouts, or Inefficency of Guards
Mistress Rescued by Her Slave
Valuable Supplies Obtained
Slave Escaping by Forging Passes

Illustrations:
William Kinnegy Bringing in His Family
Freedmen as Union Scouts
The Union Scout


PART III

Topics:
Foraging Expeditions
Industry of the Blacks
Miscegenation at the South
Light Color of Many Refugees
Industry of Women and Children
Arrival of Freed People
Churches Opened
Christian Piety of the Blacks
Dislike of the Rebels

Illustrations:
Bringing in Supplies of Cattle
Industry of the Women and Children
Arrival of Freed People
Cotton Hoarding in the Swamps


PART IV

Topics:
Spread of Small Pox Prevented
The Old Nurse
Hospital for Freedmen Founded
Usefulness as Servants
Schools for White Children
Schools for Colored People
Closing of the Schools by Governor Stanley
Indignation of the People of the North
Sending Back the Slaves

Illustrations:
The Old Nurse
Chopping Wood and Cooking for Hospitals
First School for Colored People in North Carolina
Flight of the Negroes
Repairing Railroads, Etc.


PART V

Topics:
Interview with President Lincoln
Resignation of Gov. Stanley
Superintendents of Freemen
Justice to the Blacks under Gen. Burnside
Loyalty of the Freed People
Gratitude of the Colored People
Bureau for Freedmen's Affairs

Illustrations:
General Burnside's Private Carriage
General Burnside's Head Quarters, Newbern
Services of the Freed People on the Battle Field

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