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Militia Act of 1862


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 ...

The Militia Act, July 17, 1862 - Freedmen and Southern Society Project


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

Militia Act of 1862 - Civil War Journeys


The Militia Act of 1862 was legislation enacted by the United States Congress in 1862 during the American ... According to the Militia Act of 1862, soldiers of African descent were to receive. $10 a month ... APPROVED, July 17, 1862. Source: ...

Militia Act of 1862 | Ohio Civil War Central


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 ...

The Road to Emancipation - Civil War Trust


Johnson fought with his regiment at the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. ..... The Militia Act of 1862 gave the President the authority to employ “persons of ...

Black Civil War Soldiers - American Civil War - HISTORY.com


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, ...

The Northern Draft of 1862 - Online Etymology Dictionary


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 ...

Confiscation Acts - mrlincolnandfreedom.org


The Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 1, 1861 jolted .... began debating the second Confiscation Act in March 1862, Radical legislators and their ..... <sup>32</sup> President Lincoln approved the Confiscation act as well as a Militia Act ...

1861-1865: A Devastating Civil War - US Capitol Visitor Center


July 4, 1861: Congress's Summer Session. At President ... President Abraham Lincoln's Message to Congress, July 4, 1861 .... July 17, 1862: The Militia Act.

Wartime Financing and Legislation - US Capitol Visitor Center


Proclamation Calling Forth the Militia and Convening an Extra Session of Congress, April 15, .... Morrill Act (Morrill Land Grant College Act), Passed July 2, 1862.

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

Black Soldiers in the Civil War


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 ...

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As a result, on July 17, 1862, Congress passed the Second Confiscation and Militia Act, freeing slaves who had masters in the Confederate Army. Two days later ...