Slaves on the Escape to Freedom, Rappahannock River, August 1862
I've seen this picture many times before but just recently learned of its place and date. Are these people escaping from the Corbin plantation on their way to a Happy New Year?
The last time I watched Gods & Generals, I noticed the something Christmas 1862 party at Moss Neck Manor, hosted by Mistress Roberta Cary Corbin. If the Christmas party took place (and I believe it is documented that it did), then were there slaves on hand to help Mistress Corbin with the event? Or had the slaves from that plantation escaped by December 1862? I'm just curious because that party seemed quite elaborate for one person, in any case, to put together. Granted, I have no idea how big the actual party was.
Does anyone know what happened to the slaves of Moss Neck Manor in the fall and winter of 1862?