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

Correspondence from Jefferson Davis to General Robert E. Lee - March 13, 1865

RICHMOND, VA., March 13, 1865.

General ROBERT E. LEE,
Petersburg, Va.:
GENERAL: I am in receipt of your favor in regard to the bill for putting negroes in the army. The bill was received from the Congress to-day and was immediately signed. I shall be pleased to receive such suggestions from you as will aid me in carrying out the law, and I trust you will endeavor in every available mode to give promptitude to the requisite action.

Very respectfully and truly, yours,



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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