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Re: Reference : Port Hudson, La. massacre
In Response To: Re: Reference : Port Hudson, La. massacre ()
Welcome back Tony: I see that you are recovering nicely.
You are right!!! In August of 1862, General Benjamin F. Butler appealed to the "free people of color" of Louisiana to come to the defense of the Union. In September the "First Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards" was marching forth to war, and soon changed to the "First Regiment Infantry Corps d'Afrique".
(They were never the Colored Volunteers)
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