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Title: Pacific Appeal - August 1, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on events surrounding the recruitment of African American troops in Pennsylvania. He shares an excerpt from a speech given to new recruits telling them that if they prove themselves to be men now and fight for their country, that the U. S. cannot help but reward their valor with gratitude.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: army; Camp William Penn; Civil War; enlistment; militia; Pennsylvania; proscription; recruitment; soldiers; Sunday Dispatch

People: Andrews, John A.; Crossman, Lt. Col. George H.; Lee, Robert E.; Townsend, F. D.; Wagner, Col. Louis

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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