Volume 3, number 6
Provenance: Laura Putnam, whose father, George W. Putnam, is the author of the poem “The Sacrifice” in this issue. Douglass’ Monthly replaced Frederick Douglass' Weekly Paper by mid-1860, as he increasingly focused on the impending Civil War and recruitment and acceptance of Black troops. It ended in August 1863, following an unfulfilled commitment of an army commission. Douglass’ co-editor Martin Robison Delany went on to become the highest-ranking Black field officer during the Civil War.