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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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General Sherman on recruiting negroes in the Confederate States. Sherman seems to have little confidence in the negro troops. He has written the following letter to the Massachusetts agent for recruiting that sneaking State's quota out of negroes within the Confederate States: headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, in the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 30, 1864. John A. Spooner, Esq., Agent for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Nashville, Tennessee: sir: Yours from Chattanooga, July 28, is received notifying me of your appointment by your State as Lieutenant-Colonel and Provost-Marshal of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, under the act of Congress, approved July 4, 1864, to recruit volunteers to be to the States respectively. on applying to General Webster, at Nashville, he will grant you a pass through our lines to those States, and, as I have had considerable experience in those States, would suggest recruiting depots to be established at Mac