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Copyright © 2009 by The University Press of Kentucky Scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth, serving Bellarmine University, Berea College, Centre College of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, The Filson Historical Society, Georgetown College, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University. All rights reserved. Editorial and Sales Offices: The University Press of Kentucky 663 South Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-4008 Maps by Eric Truesdell, Brit Frasure, and Dick Gilbreath at the University of Kentucky Cartography Lab. 13 12 11 10 09 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Tomblin, Barbara. Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy / Barbara Brooks Tomblin.    p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8131-2554-1 (hardcover : acid-free paper) 1. United States. Navy—African Americans—History—19th century. 2. United States. Navy—History—Civil War, 1861–1865. 3. United States—History—Civil War, 1861–1865—Participation, African American. 4. United States—History—Civil War, 1861–1865—Naval operations. 5. United States—History—Civil War, 1861–1865— Blockades. 6. African American sailors—History—19th century. 7. Fugitive slaves— United States—History—19th century. I. Title. E591.T66 2009 973.7’415—dc22 2009019200 This book is printed on acid-free recycled paper meeting the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence in Paper for Printed Library Materials. Manufactured in the United States of America. Member of the Association of American University Presses ...


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