From the Richmond Examiner, 4/3/1865, p. 2, c. 3

The work of recruiting negroes for the Confederate States army goes on bravely at the rendezvous of Majors Pegram and Turner, corner of Cary and Twenty-first, and those skeptics who doubt the availability of negroes as soldiers immediately would be established in the faith of the opposite doctrine by a visit to the rendezvous where the battalion is drilled daily. We may not now state numbers, but the several organizations are filling up with a gratifying rapidity.

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