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George withdraws his candidacy for a Colonelcy of the 11th Louisiana Regiment of African descent and provides his reasoning.
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Near Big Black, MS
African American soldiers; promotion; race
Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Corps, 17th (1862-1865); United States. Army. Louisiana Volunteers of African Descent Infantry Regiment, 11th (1863-1866)
Porter, George W., "Letter from George W. Porter to R.R. Towns" (1863). Harvey Collection Letters. 225.
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