Title: Letter signed J.M. Forbes, Boston, to Eliot [William G. Eliot], October 26, 1863
Description: Wishes that every "darkish" man be free especially so that each one could fight for the Union. States that Missouri is a key slave state and freedom there would be a great victory for the Union. Adds that $60,000 has been raised to help Black recruiting.
Place: United States
Maker/Creator: Forbes, J. M.
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
African American soldiers
Recruiting and enlistment
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation
Politics and government
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