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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Confederate acts and resolutions
|An act to amend an act entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities," approved February 17th, 1864.
|22 November 1864
|Confederate act increases the pay of "free negroes...to eighteen dollars a month," doubles the number of black workers the Secretary of War can impress., and orders slaves should be impressed out of dire necessity should be taken from larger slaveholders. With war department stamp
|Civil War Military History Confederate States of America Law Freemen African American Troops Slavery Conscription Impressment African American History Soldier's Pay
|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