Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New York, May 15 [1862].

The Post says advices per the [Catawba] state that Gen. Hunter had issued a proclamation freeing the slaves in his department.  He was organizing a negro brigade, and had detailed some officers to train the contrabands in the use of arms.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 16, 1862, p. 1

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