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Collection Reference Number GLC08472
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 
Title Amendment to the negro soldier bill
Date 14 February 1865
Author Congress of the Confederate States  
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description Invests the Confederate General-in-Chief with the power to call slaves in to military service. States that clothing and rations will be provided to slaves impressed or voluntarily offered for service by their owner. States "By Mr. Swan" (likely Confederate Congressman William Graham Swan). Contains a Rebel Archives stamp. Possibly created in Richmond, Virginia.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Slavery  African American History  African American Troops  Conscription  Military Provisions  Clothing and Accessories  Impressment  
People Swan, William Graham (1861-1864)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information William Graham Swan (1821-1869) was a prominent Tennessee politician who was representing that state at the Confederate Congress in 1865. Prior to that, he had served as Attorney General of Tennessee, as well as Mayor of the city of Knoxville. He also served in the Confederate army before being a Congressman.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945