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

REFUGEES AT CAMP NELSON, KENTUCKY

REFUGEES AT CAMP NELSON, KENTUCKY


Letter

CUMBERLAND GAP, November 29, 1864

 

Hon. E.M. STANTON,
Secretary of War

 

A large number of colored women and children have accumulated at Camp Nelson. Many of them are wives and children of our colored soldiers. There will be much suffering among them this winter, unless shelters are built and rations issued to them. For the sake of humanity, I hope you will issue the proper order in this case as soon as possible.

 

S.G. BURBRIDGE
Brevet Major-General

 

SOURCE: War of the Rebellion - Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894.

 


 

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Refugees | Tags: Washington
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