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On this site, you can access the ongoing work of the Eaton-Bailey-Williams Digitization Project. This huge undertaking aims to publish names of thousands of formerly enslaved persons. Some transcriptions are already available. Click on one of the links to the right, or VISIT OUR TRANSCRIPTION PROJECTS PAGE to view.
This rudimentary register of African American Civil War refugees or "contraband" was likely created by John Eaton, Jr., Superintendent of Contraband in Tennessee and Arkansas. The likely date of its creation is the winter of 1862-63. Published here courtesy of the Amistad Research Center, Tulane University from the Papers of the American Missionary Association.
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