River with Bridge and Union Camp in "Raid"|The Unvanquished in "Raid" (Location)

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River, Bridge and Union Camp
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Speculation
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284
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The Union army is camped less than a day's travel from Hawkhurst on the northern bank of a river - probably the Tennessee River in Alabama. The scene on the southern bank is very chaotic, as a huge crowd of self-emancipated slaves tries to get across the bridge to join the army, while Union troops try to hold them back. When those soldiers destroy the bridge, the wagon carrying Rosa Millard and her party floats across the river. On the other bank they are taken to the camp, described by Bayard as "rows of tents" (51), and from there to a depot where chests of valuables, captured contraband, are stacked up in "a pile that looked higher than a mountain" (52). Included in the category of contraband are the former slaves, "what looked like a thousand" of them, who have made it across the river; they "stand and wait" next to the rope pen holding captured mules (52).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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