The Union Army bivouacs were a magnet for “contrabands,” slaves like Winfield Scott Montgomery, who escaped their masters and sought refuge in the northern camps. Read about this young slave’s escape with Captain Dutton’s 8th Vermont Regiment, and his later life as doctor and educator in the Spring 2016 THS Newsletter. Click News, then Newsletters.
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