In Her Own Right

Dr. John Stearns, Jr., letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Date created 1863-08-26
Creators Stearns, John, 1827-1898
Description Gibbons and Stearns met during the Civil War while working at an army hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland. Stearns discusses an article about the freedmen living in Port Royal, SC, as well as Edward Philbrick's work with formerly enslaved people at Beaufort. He approves of General Grant's treatment of the ''contras,'' i.e., contrabands, a term used during the Civil War to refer to formerly enslaved people who had escaped to Union lines.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States Sanitary Commission | United States--Sea Islands | Freedmen | Philbrick, Edward Southwick, 1827-1889
Geographical location Boston (Mass.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00181601. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see