Gov. Andrew to raise “African” troops

Authority Granted to Gov. Andrew to Raise Troops of African Descent. The following dispatch from Washington, dated January 27th, appears in the Journal: 

        “Gov. Andrew has been authorized by the Government to raise detached companies of volunteer heavy artillery, and such corps of infantry as he may deem expedient, for three years, unless sooner discharged; and is further authorized to include in the corps so enlisted persons of African descent, but to have them organized into separate corps.”

                                                                                                                                                                               (Liberator, January 30, 1863, pg.3)