\nˈiːɡɹə͡ʊ tɹˈuːps], \nˈiːɡɹəʊ tɹˈuːps], \n_ˈiː_ɡ_ɹ_əʊ t_ɹ_ˈuː_p_s]\
Definitions of NEGRO TROOPS
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were employed to a slight extent in the Revolutionary War. Though a few generals made use of them in the first two years of the Civil War, and Congress authorized their employment at the Sea Islands, the first general provision for their enlistment was made in July, 1863. After that they were employed in considerable numbers, and at times with great success.
By John Franklin Jameson