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

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

Confederate States of America, War Department,
Richmond, Va., November 24, 1864.

 Maj. E. B. BRIGGS,
Georgia Militia, Columbus, Ga.:

SIR: Your letter of the 12th instant asking authority to raise a regiment of colored troops, should Congress authorize their formation, has been received. In reply you are informed that it is not probable that any such policy will be prescribed by Congress, and the Department is not prepared to consider such applications.

Respectfully,

 JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War

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SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Reports | Tags: Georgia , Washington
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1880, 1901, Columbus (Georgia), Georgia, James A. Seddon, The War of the Rebellion (Book), United States War Department, War Department,