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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 2 (Forrest's Expedition) Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION. Page 477

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A major of colored troops is here with his party capturing negroes, with or without their consent. Many persons in this country employed their negroes to make crops; they are being conscripted. Is this right? It will entirely stop the cultivation of farms that were being prepared for crops by loyal men. I desire you to telegraph me instructions in the premises, so that I may interfere in these cases.

JNO. A. LOGAN,
Major-General.

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NASHVILLE, February 26, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Huntsville, Ala.:

Have recruiting officers discontinue impressing negroes who are employed in any way by the Government or by persons known to be loyal to the Government. We want to encourage the cultivation of the soil, and all persons living in States declared free by the President can employ their negroes under Treasury regulations, and the fact of such employment is protection against impressment.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.



HEADQUARTERS,
Huntsville, August 12, 1862.

Colonel MURRAY,

Woodville:

Reports are made to me of the most disgraceful outrages on the part of troops along the road within 10 or 12 miles of your station. Not only is properly taken without vouchers, as required by law and my repeated orders, but property is wantonly destroyed, negro women are debauched, and ladies insulted. Such acts are said to have been committed at Mr. Clay's place, 10 miles west of you, yesterday or the day before.

If you had a party at that place at the time stated you will arrest the officer and send him to these headquarters. Such conduct is disgracing the army and is destructive of public interests.

D. C. BUELL



OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 2 (Forrest's Expedition) Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION. Page 477
HUNTSVILLE, February 26, 1864

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A major of colored troops is here with his party capturing negroes, with or without their consent. Many persons in this country employed their negroes to make crops; they are being conscripted. Is this right? It will entirely stop the cultivation of farms that were being prepared for crops by loyal men. I desire you to telegraph me instructions in the premises, so that I may interfere in these cases.

JNO. A. LOGAN,

Major-General.




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