Port Royal Island, South Carolina African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation.

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Port Royal Island, South Carolina African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation. LOC Summary: Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862. Shows seven African Americans sitting in a pile of cotton in front of gin house. Date Created/Published: 1862. American Civil War soldier pics provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 negative (2 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion.