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Collection Reference Number GLC08979.08
From Archive Folder Confederate acts and resolutions 
Title A Bill to be entitled an act to increase the military force of the Confederate States
Date 10 February 1865
Document Type Military document
Content Description Confederate act allowing for the use of slaves as troops in the army. "In order to provide additional forces to repel invasion...the President be and he is authorized to ask for and accept from the owners of slaves the services of such number of able-bodied negro men as he may deem expidient, for and during the war, to perform miiltary services."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Law  Freemen  African American Troops  African American History  Slavery  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945