A Great Slave-Sale at Savannah

A Great Slave-Sale at Savannah

Chattles at Public Auction

by: T.T. | publication date: March 10, 1859 | Publication: The Independent | pages: 1

"442 NEGROES!" What a splendid lot, and all marked in one catalogue, and set up for one sale! Enough to stock a first-class plantation, or make an entire regiment for Geffrard! What an imposing chain gang they would form! Yoke them two by two, and they would make two hundred and twentyone pairs; which, allowing the pairs to walk only seven feet apart, would make a line one-third of a mile long!

A detailed account of Pierce Butler's slave auction in Savannah, Georgia, that pays particular attention to a few of the individual slaves sold.

Public domain.