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Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate Amendment to Senate bill (S. 129) to provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon fortifications, and so to perform other labor connected with the defenses of the country

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08979.07 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Printed document Date: 12 December 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Minor ammendments to a Confederate act concerning the use of slaves or free negroes during the Civil War.

People: Confederate States. Senate.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Law, Freemen, African American Troops, African American History, Slavery, Labor, Fortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War