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Fugitive slaves not to reside with US troops, 1861


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IMPORTANT ORDER CONCERNING FUGITIVE SLAVES

The following important order was issued at Washington yesterday:

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,
Washington, D. C.
July 7, 1861.
General Order No. 83,

Fugitive slaves will under no pretext whatever be permitted to reside or be in any way harbored in the quarters and camps of the troops serving in this Department. Neither will such travel be allowed to accompany troops on the march.

Commanders of troops will be responsible for a strict observance of this order.

By command of Brigadier- General Mansfield,

Theo Talbot, Assistant Adjutant-General.




ID:
wmsl136

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Date:
1861-07-24

Collection Location:
WCFL

Subject:
Slaves, Western Maryland

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1800-1864

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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