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A Resolution of the Governors

At a meeting of the Governors of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, held in Augusta, Ga., on Monday, the 17th day of October, 1864.

"Resolved, That whilst it is our purpose to use every exertion to increase the strength and efficiency of our State and Confederate forces, we respectfully and earnestly request that the Confederate authorities will send to the FIELD every able-bodied man, without exception, in any of its various departments, whose places can be filled by either disabled officers and soldiers, senior reserves, or NEGROES, and dispense with the use of all provost and post guard, except in important cities, or localities where the presence of large bodies of troops make them necessary, and with all passport agents upon railroads not in the immediate vicinity of the armies, as we consider these agents an unnecessary annoyance to good citizens and of no possible benefit to the country."

Here the Governors of certain Confederate states are stating that they want Black soldiers in the field prior to 1865.

David Upton

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