3 March 1873 c. 262 17 Stat. 601

CHAP. CCLXII.- An Act to place colored Persons who enlisted in the Army on the same Footing as other Soldiers as to Bounty and Pension.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all colored persons who enlisted in the army during the late war, and who are now prohibited from receiving bounty and pension on account of being borne on the rolls of their regiments as “slaves,” shall be placed on the same footing as to bounty and pension, as though they had not been slaves at the date of their enlistment.

APPROVED, March 3, 1873.

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