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Collection Reference Number GLC08979.06
From Archive Folder Confederate acts and resolutions 
Title 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.
Date 22 November 1864
Document Type Military document
Content Description Confederate act increases the pay of "free 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
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Law  Freemen  African American Troops  Slavery  Conscription  Impressment  African American History  Soldier's Pay  
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