payable out of the fund for procuring substitutes, as in the case of recruits in the department of Virginia. Fourth. All other authorities for raising colored troops, within the department aforesaid, shall be subject to the direction of Major-General Gillmore, until further orders. Fifth. That General Gillmore is authorized, under the foregoing regulations, to procure recruits from Key West, or in the States of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, not, however, so as to interfere with the engineer service at Key West. Sixth. All the colored troops now in the department of the South, or that may be recruited therein, or that shall be sent forward, may be organized in such brigades, divisions, and corps as General Gillmore may deem most advantageous to the service, he making report to Major Foster, Chief of Bureau in the War Department for organizing colored troops. Seventh. The colored troops to be called United States troops, and be numbered by regiments, in consecutive order, as organized. By order of the Secretary of War.
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