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Collection Reference Number GLC05987.40
From Archive Folder Collection of Confederate Imprints and Broadsides 
Title General order no. 6 exempting certain persons from military service
Date 4 August 1863
Author Greer, Elkanah Brackin (1825-1877)  
Document Type Broadside; Military document
Content Description Orders are issued by Confederate General Greer from Headquarters, Bureau of Conscription, Trans-Mississippi Department. Exempts one person per plantation (an owner, agent, or overseer) if the plantation has at least twenty slaves. Contains several ink stains, most on verso, and a faint pencil docket.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Confederate General or Leader  Conscription  African American History  Slavery  
People Greer, Elkanah Brackin (1825-1877)  
Place written Shreveport, Louisiana
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Industry
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