"Scenes in Memphis, Tennessee, During the Riot"

This is an illustration by Alfred R. Waud of the Memphis race riot in 1866 that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly. In the attack, which occurred a little more than a year after Appomattox, 46 blacks (most of them Union veterans) were murdered, more than 70 wounded, 5 black women raped, and 12 churches and 4 schools were burned.

Date:
May 02, 1866
Original Format:
Drawings & Sketches
Item#:
1860.0049
Height:
2088px
Width:
2938px
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