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Collection Reference Number GLC08979.09
From Archive Folder Confederate acts and resolutions 
Title Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill
Date 14 February 1865
Document Type Military document
Content Description Confederate act ordering that "the General-in-Chief commanding the armies of the Confederate States be and he is hereby invested with the full and complete power to call into serveice of the Confederate States, to perform any duty which he may assign them, so may of the able bodied slaves with the Confederate States, as in his judgement the exigencies of the public service may require." He may conscript these slaves as soldiers, with or without their master's consent.
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