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Camp Shiloh, Memphis, Tennessee (Contraband Camp)


This contraband (refugee) camp, probably formed in 1864 from populations for other Memphis camps (Fiske, Dixie, Chelsea, Bethel, and Holly Springs) was locally referred to as "The Colored People's Camp."[1] This camp, containing registered persons from eleven states and The District of Columbia, is associated with The Register of Freedmen. According to The Register, there were not less 3,145 inhabitants of Camp Shiloh, all of whom are recorded in The Register.
  1. ^ Freedmen ? testified before The Southern Claims Commission for Leah Black, a freedwoman whose husband, free before the wra, was killed during the war. In x's testimony, he refers to Camp Shiloh as "The Colored People's Camp."