From Slaves to SoldiersOn March 24, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln told Tennessee Military Governor Andrew Johnson, "The colored population is the great available, and yet unavailed of, force for restoring the Union." In September 1863, Johnson gave permission to Maj. George Stearns to recruit free blacks and contrabands as soldiers. As part of securing emancipation, enslaved recruits were freed on enlistment.
|Placed By||Historic Franklin Parks|
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|Date Added||Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512545 N 3975740|
|Decimal Degrees||35.92591667, -86.86093333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 55.555', W 86° 51.656'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 55' 33.3" N, 86° 51' 39.36" W|
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