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

Correspondence to Major-General BUTLER from EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War

WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington, October 3, 1864--12:30 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER:
I have directed Adjutant-General Thomas to bring up 5,000 negro troops from Kentucky, who are said to be superior to any others that he has organited in the South, and to take them to your command. He leaves Washington for that purpose to-day, and has orders to hasten them forward with all dispatch.

EDWIN M. STANTON
Secretary of War.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Correspondence | Tags: Major General Butler , Edwin M. Stanton , Secretary of War , War Dept. , General Thomas , Washington
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