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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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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 ...

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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 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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Aug 15, 2016 ... The first official authorization to employ African Americans in federal service was the Second Confiscation and Militia Act of July 17, 1862.

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The Second Confiscation and Militia Act of July 17, 1862, was the first step toward the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Army. It did not explicitly  ...

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Militia Act. July 17, 1862. Congress passed the Militia Act, an ineffectual attempt at conscription. The President was given power only to draft militia forces in ...

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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, ...