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

NEAR SMITHFIELD

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 1, 1865.

General R. E. LEE:

General Morgan can be employed as Governor Watts proposed, but I have not learned where he is. Can you arm negroes? I suggest the first raised be used as substitutes for extra duty and detailed men. I should be very glad to get some thousands for these objects.

 J. E. JOHNSTON.

 

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: Confederacy - Letters | Tags: Washington
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