The Garrison Of Fort C. F. Smith Company F 2nd Heavy Artillery Civil War (Company D~ TJ Kernan )
*'White' slaves used for 1860s fundraiser propaganda Lighter skinned slave children of mixed race heritage were used as part of a fundraising campaign to help struggling African American schools in 1860s New Orleans. Campaign organizers believed the lighter complexioned children would help boost donations to their cause.
Rosa, Charley and Rebecca 1863, mixed race ancestry New Orleans.Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves
In 1863 & 1864 eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished black schools in New Orleans. Four of the children were of mixed race ancestry.
Carte-de-visite photograph of John Lincoln Clem (1851-1937), also called Johnny Clem or Johnny Shiloh. Clem served as a drummer boy for the Union Army during the Civil War and went on to achieve the rank of brigadier general in the Quartermaster Corps.
Fundraiser organizers used lighter skinned mixed race slave children as part of an campaign to raise money for African American schools in the 1860s. They believed that lighter skinned slaves would garner more sympathy, and in turn more money, for their cause.