Correspondence from John W. Reily to Majs. J. W. Pegram and Thomas P. Turner - March 15, 1865
WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. ARMY,
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, Va., March 15, 1865.
Majs. J. W. Pegram and Thomas P. Turner:
(Through General Ewell.)
SIRS: You are hereby authorized to raise a company or companies of negro soldiers under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 13, 1865. When the requisite number shall have been recruited they will be mustered into service for the war, and muster-rolls forwarded to this office. The companies when organized will be subject to the rules and regulations governing the Provisional Army of the Confederate States.
By command of the Secretary of War:
JOHN W. RIELY,
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.