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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865
|Amendment to the negro soldier bill
|14 February 1865
|Congress of the Confederate States
|Government document; Military document
|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.
|Civil War Military History Confederate States of America Slavery African American History African American Troops Conscription Military Provisions Clothing and Accessories Impressment
|Swan, William Graham (1861-1864)
|The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945