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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner
			
Well to begin:  We have about one hundred men recruited  We drill 
twice each day.  I am detailed to drill a squad tomorrow.
They learn very fast and I have not doubt they will make as rapid 
progress as white soldiers.
As fast as we get them we clothe them from head to foot in 
precisely the same uniform that "our boys" wear, give them tents, 
rations, and Blankets and they are highly pleased and hardly know 
themselves.
The company non-commissioned officers will be colored except the 
Orderly Srgt.
I am happy and think myself [crossed out word- happy] fortunate 
in enjoying as much of the confidence of my country and the 
President as

			
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Jacob Bruner Papers

Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner


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