Category:Gordon (slave)

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Gordon was a slave on a Louisiana plantation who made his escape from bondage in March, 1863. He fled over 80 miles before reaching Union soldiers who were stationed in Baton Rouge. He underwent a medical examination which revealed horrible welts from severe whippings, the photo of which became one of the leading abolitionist images. Gordon soon afterwards enlisted in a Colored Troops Civil War unit.

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