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Confederate States of America. Congress. House of Representatives A Bill to be entitled an act to increase the military force of the Confederate States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08979.08 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress. House of Representatives Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Printed document Date: 10 February 1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Confederate act allowing for the use of slaves as troops in the army. "In order to provide additional forces to repel invasion...the President be and he is authorized to ask for and accept from the owners of slaves the services of such number of able-bodied negro men as he may deem expidient, for and during the war, to perform miiltary services."

People: Confederate States of America, 1860-1870

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaLawFreemenAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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