Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 22, page 262 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
It is, however, hoped and believed by the Commanding General, that Congress, as an act of justice, will increase the pay of the colored troops to a uniform rate with other troops of the United States .
He can see no reason why a colored soldier should be asked to fight upon less pay than any other.
The colored man fills an equal space in ranks while he lives, and an equal grave when he falls. ...
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