REFUGEE LETTER

CUMBERLAND GAP, November 29, 1864

TO:
Hon. E.M. STANTON,
Secretary of War

A large number of colored women and children have accumulated at Camp Nelson. Many of them are wives and children of our colored soldiers. There will be much suffering among them this winter, unless shelters are built and rations issued to them. For the sake of humanity, I hope you will issue the proper order in this case as soon as possible.

S.G. BURBRIDGE
Brevet Major-General

SOURCE: War of the Rebellion - Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894. Special Thanks to Lest We Forget, African-American History, Culture and Current Events.




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