Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

AN ACT to reward the loyalty of the principal chief of the SeminoleNation

Act of Loyalty
An Act to reward the loyalty of the principal chief of the Seminole Nation.

The Congress of the Confederate Stales of America do enact, That the President of the Confederate States be authorized to present to Hin-i-ha Micco, or John Jumper, a commission, conferring upon him the honorary title of lieutenant-colonel of the Army of the Confederate States, but without creating or imposing the duties of actual service or command, or pay, as a complimentary mark of honor and a token of good will and confidence in his friendship, good faith, and loyalty to this Government, and to procure and present him with a complete uniform of that rank and grade, a saber, and a Maynard rifle, with a liberal supply of ammunition for the same. And the sum of $250 is hereby appropriated for the purchase of the said uniform and arms.

Approved January 16, 1862.

SOURCE: United States War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Indian Territory | Tags: Washington
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