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The Militia Act of 1862, 12 Stat. 597, enacted July 17, 1862, was legislation enacted by the 37th United States Congress during the American Civil War that ...

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The Militia act of July 1862 authorized the President to employ black people on behalf of the Union war effort as laborers and soldiers.

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On July 17, 1862, Congress passed the Militia Act, calling on the president to employ "persons of African descent" in military or naval service. This was ...

www.archives.gov/education/lessons/blacks-civil-war/article.html

The first official authorization to employ African Americans in federal service was the Second Confiscation and Militia Act of July 17, 1862. This act allowed ...

www.civil-war-journeys.org/Militia_Act_of_1862.pdf

The Militia Act of 1862 was legislation enacted by the United States Congress in 1862 during the American Civil War to enable African Americans to join the ...

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Mar 23, 2012 ... During the American Civil War, the Militia Act of 1862 boosted the ... On July 8, 1862, Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson introduced a bill ...

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The Second Confiscation and Militia Act of July 17, 1862, was the first step ... States Colored Infantry) fought in the October 1862 skirmish at Island Mound, ...

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On July 8, 1862, Wilson reported Senate Bill 384, which set up a procedure for ... This was the Federal Militia Act of 1862 (officially, the Senate bill was titled "An ...

www.loc.gov/law/help/statutes-at-large/37th-congress/session-2/c37s2ch201.pdf

1862. 597 eighteen hundred and sixty-one, as authorizes the appointment of ... An Act to amend the Act calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of July 17, ...

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July 17, 1862 — The Militia Act of 1862 was passed today, allowing African ... of African Americans, the act did not suppress discrimination toward blacks. Indeed  ...