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Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affair [Amendment for an act (Senate Bill, No. 109) authorizing the employment of free African Americans]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08417 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affair Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document Date: 17 February 1864 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.2 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Increases compensation given to free African Americans for their employment. Authorizes the Secretary of War to employ 40,000 slaves instead of 20,000 for governmental service. Empowers the Secretary of War to impress 40,000 slaves if they will not willingly offer their service. States "by Mr. Henry" (possibly Gustavus Adolphus Henry, a Confederate congressman). Establishes guidelines for impressment. Includes a Rebel Archives stamp. Possibly created in Richmond, Virginia.

Background Information:

People: Confederate States of America, 1860-1870
Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus), 1804-1880

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryAfrican American HistorySlaveryLaborGovernment and CivicsFreemenImpressmentConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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