Member Spotlight Found in Confederate Citizens File The National Archives Confederate Citizens File Location: Confederate Citizens FileCitizenBBoBowyer, Matilda BPage 3
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Matilda Breckinridge Bowyer suggests her son to recruit and drill black Confederate soldiers, 1865

This letter, from Matilda Bowyer to her cousin Gen. John C. Breckinridge, recommends her son to recruit and train black soldiers for the Confederacy, March 26, 1865. She thinks that he will be successful due to his experience as a slaveowner and she also thinks it will be good for his health to take a break from the winter campaigns.


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