Colored persons in the Army. Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives ... respecting colored persons employed or enlisted in the army of the United States. John C. - United States War Department Spencer.

Colored persons in the Army. Letter from the Secretary of War, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives ... respecting colored persons employed or enlisted in the army of the United States...

Washington, D.C. G.P.O., 1842. 8vo, pp. 4; unbound; lightly spotted. 27th Congress, 2nd session. House Doc. no. 286. One hundred six in the Quartermaster General's office (including 30 deck hands, 13 firemen, 7 cooks, and 2 carpenters); eight in the Office of Commissary General (3 coopers and 5 laborers); 570 in the Engineer Department (545 slaves, 25 "supposed free" - mostly laborers); and 28 in the Ordnance Office (all slaves). While this is likely held uncatalogued in many institutions, there is only one record of this title in OCLC - at Texas A&M. Item #53697

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