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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Confederate acts and resolutions
|Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill
|14 February 1865
|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.
|Civil War Military History Confederate States of America Law Freemen African American Troops African American History Slavery
|The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945