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From Slave to Soldier: The Story of Hubbard Pryor

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

Hubbard Pryor, a 22 year-old who escaped enslavement in Polk County, Georgia, would eventually join the 44th US Colored Troops on April 7, 1864. In two dramatic photographs, one taken prior to his enlistment and one afterwards, the dramatic change Hubbard Pryor's life is illustrated.


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From Slave to Soldier: The Story of Hubbard Pryor

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.


Describe the specific differences between the two images of Private Hubbard Pryor. In general, how would you describe his appearance prior to enlistment? How would you describe his appearance after enlistment?

Your Response




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Conclusion

From Slave to Soldier: The Story of Hubbard Pryor

Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast

Why do you think these photographs were taken? What does that tell you about the time period?

Your Response




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Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor Before Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops

10/10/1864

This photograph was enclosed in a letter. The original caption reads: Private Hubbard Pryor before enlistment in 44th USCT.

View a photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor after enlistment.
This primary source comes from the Records of the Adjutant General's Office.
National Archives Identifier: 849127
Full Citation: Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor Before Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops; 10/10/1864; M750 CT 1864; Letters Received, 1863 - 1888; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, ; National Archives Building, Washington, DC. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/private-hubbard-pryor-before, April 18, 2021]


Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor Before Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops

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Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor After Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops

10/10/1864

This photograph was enclosed in a letter. The original caption reads: Private Hubbard Pryor After Enlistment in 44th USCT.

View a photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor before enlistment.
This primary source comes from the Records of the Adjutant General's Office.
National Archives Identifier: 849136
Full Citation: Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor After Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops; 10/10/1864; M750 CT 1864; Letters Received, 1863 - 1888; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, ; National Archives Building, Washington, DC. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/private-hubbard-pryor-after, April 18, 2021]


Photograph of Private Hubbard Pryor After Enlistment in 44th U.S. Colored Troops

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