Wednesday, July 3, 2013

African Americans Helping the Union

O.B. Willcox - Brevet Major-General
Lew Jones Bridge on the Nottoway River, Brunswick/Dinwiddie Counties, VA
April 9, 1865
The people are driving their herds and horses across Nottoway River. Negroes, coming in numbers, say they have been ordered in with horses, mules, etc. They are stealing and pillaging.

Additional Details
  • African Americans Involved: In numbers...likely a few dozen?
  • Army: Union
  • Source Location: Beasley's House, Petersburg, VA
  • Source Recipient: Major-General Parke
The War of the Rebellion Series.1 Vol. 46 Part III Page 675

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