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Failure of the negro soldier Experiment — Melting away of the Corps D'afrique The following letter from Port Hudson, May 14 to the editor of the Springfield Republican, tells its own story. It comes from a source friendly to the Administration, and for this reason, we should think, would produce its proper effect on the minds of the Yankees: Port Hudson, La., May 15, 1864. The Corps D'Afrique organized and equipped by order of Gen Banks, and intended to include about fifteen thousand men, having their headquarters at this port, has recently been subject to several important changes. When the order of organization was promulgated, it contemplated the organization of eighteen regiments of five hundred men, with the same number of officers as in the regiments of one thousand. There were already three full regiments organized several months previous as "Louisiana native guards," and Gen Ulman had already commenced recruiting for the five regiments know subsequentl