Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major-General Gillmore” in chapter 53 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
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the following order from the War Department is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:
war Department, Washington, City, December 22, 1863.
ordered: That Major-General Gillmore , commanding the department of the South, be, and he is hereby, authorized:
To enlist and organize all the colored troops that can be recruited within his department, the said enlistments...
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