From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/23/1865
PARADE. - Yesterday afternoon the Camps Winder and Jackson battalion paraded
on the Capitol Square. In the battalion were two companies of negroes (not
uniformed), which were made up from the negroes employed about the hospitals.
They are not, we believe, in the Confederate military service. In marked
contrast to the appearance of these negroes was that of a squad of Major
Turner's colored troops, neatly uniformed, and showing a good soldierly
carriage. These regulars had gone up to look at their colored brethren.
Volunteering would be much encouraged by the parade of Major Turner's men, which
will, we hope, soon take place.
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