Washington. 1864. Three sheets, each 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Loose sheets. Two slits at gutter margins for intended binding. A couple of small creases at corners. Very good. Item #WRCAM54372
Three interesting General Orders from the War Department at the end of 1864 relating to freedman and the organization of black troops in the Union Army. Two of the orders authorize transportation of supplies and books by the United States Army on behalf of the United States Commission for the Relief of the National Freedmen, as well as for the American Freedmen's Friends Society and the Executive Committee for the Relief of Freedmen of Iowa. The third order reorganizes black troops in the Union Army from Virginia and North Carolina into the 25th Corps.