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Great auction sale of slaves, at Savannah, Georgia, March 2d and 3d, 1859

This is an account of The Weeping Time in Savannah, Georgia, when 429 slaves were sold in a matter of two days at the Broeck racetrack. All of the slaves belonged to Pierce M. Butler, and many slave families were broken up.

a passage from page 5 of Great auction sale of slaves.

This passage describes the separation of slave families during the auction.

A passage from pages 7-8 in Great auction sale of slaves.

This passage describes "spectators" and prospective buyers examining slaves.

The Butler Family

This is a photo of the Butler family.