“COLORED TROOPS, UNDER GENERAL WILD, LIBERATING SLAVES IN NORTH CAROLINA”
A page from Harper’s that has the image on one side and articles on the reverse about various aspects of the Civil War. Articles on the reverse of the image include “The Old Sophism;” “Railroad Annoyances” detailing the heightened demand on Northern railways; “Foreign News;” “Army and Navy Items,” including court martials, orders, and proclamations; and “Domestic Intelligence,” including “A Skirmish in North Carolina,” which records that “An expedition under Colonel M’Chesney, of the First North Carolina Regiment, which left Newbern December 30, for Greenville, met the enemy near Washington and routed them. The lieutenant who led the union troops in a charge was killed. The loss on the other side was one lieutenant and five men. The troops engaged on our side were negroes.”
Source: Tryon Palace Collections, Accession number 2012.004.001.