Sick Colored Soldiers. List Of Patients Remaining In Corps D'Afrique, U. S. General Hospital, April (1865/05/13) Published in The Black Republican Weekly, New Orleans (May 13, 1865, v,1, no.5, p.4) - Available online via NewsBank/Readex, Database: America's Historical Newspapers, SQN: 12F12F6164363F98
United States. Army. Department of the Gulf (1862-1865)
Emanicpated labor in Louisiana / Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
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"An address substantially as delivered before the Young Men's Christian Commission at Boston, October 30, 1864; and at Charlestown, Mass., November 1, 1864." Appendix (p. 33-43): General orders issued by Gen. Banks, commander of the Department of the Gulf, Jan. 1863-July 1864.
Excerpt below from page 34-35.
The Major-General commanding the Department proposes the organization of a corps d'armée of colored troops, to be designated as the “Corps d'Afrique.” It will consist ultimately of eighteen regiments, representing all arms—infantry, artillery, and cavalry, organized in three divisions of three brigades each, with appropriate corps
of engineers, and flying hospitals for each division. Appropriate uniforms, and the graduation of pay to correspond with value of services, will be hereafter awarded.
By command of Major-General Banks.
Richard b. Irwin, Assistant Adjutant-General.
The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Pub. under the direction of the secretary of war. Ser.1:v.26:pt.1:Reports. United States.Washington, Govt. print. off., 1889.
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