The Kansas Negro Regiment

November 21, 1862

This account  is signed by Richard J. Hinton, Adjutant, 1st Regt Kansas Colored Volunteers.   “Our nine days’ campaign proved that negroes are splendid soldiers, will march further, fight as well, and live on as hard fare without grumbling, as any soldiers now in the services of the government…..Yet we are not mustered.  Four months have nearly passed. The men have done their duty faithfully.  Find me the six hundred white men, who, with such patient patriotism and perseverance, would have adhered to their organization through all the discouragements and disadvantages we have had to encounter. I have yet to see them…

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