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The Lincoln administration wrestled with the idea of authorizing the recruitment of black troops, concerned that such a move would prompt the border states to secede. David Hunter (photo citation: 111-B-3580) in South Carolina issued proclamations that emancipated slaves in their military regions and permitted them to enlist, their superiors sternly revoked their orders.By mid-1862, however, the escalating number of former slaves (contrabands), the declining number of white volunteers, and the increasingly pressing personnel needs of the Union Army pushed the Government into reconsidering the ban.
Two days later, slavery was abolished in the territories of the United States, and on July 22 President Lincoln (photo citation: 111-B-2323) presented the preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet.After the Union Army turned back Lee's first invasion of the North at Antietam, MD, and the Emancipation Proclamation was subsequently announced, black recruitment was pursued in earnest.Volunteers from South Carolina, Tennessee, and Massachusetts filled the first authorized black regiments.Recruitment was slow until black leaders such as Frederick Douglass (photo citation: 200-FL-22) encouraged black men to become soldiers to ensure eventual full citizenship.All forms of financial fraud, which is exactly what these fake, "love for money" soldiers are trying to pull, can now be reported through the Stop website: branch of the U. military charges service members money for permission to take leave. Also See: Military Removes Online Personnel Locator Services Out of a concern for the safety and privacy of their servicemembers, all branches of the U. military have removed their web-based, online personnel locator services."Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.
S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship." The issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. They were turned away, however, because a Federal law dating from 1792 barred Negroes from bearing arms for the U. army (although they had served in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812).
News from Fort Sumter set off a rush by free black men to enlist in U. In Boston disappointed would-be volunteers met and passed a resolution requesting that the Government modify its laws to permit their enlistment. Frémont (photo citation: 111-B-3756) in Missouri and Gen.
"We've even seen instances where the perpetrators are asking the victims for money to 'purchase leave papers' from the Army, help pay for medical expenses from combat wounds received, or help pay for their flight home so they can leave the war zone," said Grey. Army Criminal Investigation Command recommends: Never Send Money - "Be extremely suspicious if you are asked for money for transportation costs, communication fees or marriage processing and medical fees."In addition, be very suspicious if the person you are corresponding with wants you to mail anything to an African country.
Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) warns that women in the U. and around the world are being scammed by persons pretending to be U. "It is heartbreaking to hear these stories over and again of people who have sent thousands of dollars to someone they have never met and sometimes have never even spoken to on the phone."According to Grey, the scams typically employ clever, romantically worded requests for money to help the fake “deployed soldier” buy special laptop computers, international telephones, military leave applications, and transportation fees needed to keep the budding “relationship” going.
CID warns that these fake soldiers' promises of love and devotion only “end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.”According to CID, the pretend heroes sink so low as to be using the names, ranks and even pictures of actual U. soldiers - some killed in action -- to target women 30 to 55 years old on social media and dating web sites."We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the internet and claim to be in the U. military," said Chris Grey, Army CID's spokesman in a press release.
Victims who who get worried and ask to actually talk to the fake soldiers are typically told the Army does not allow them to make phone calls or that they need money to "help keep the Army internet running." Another common thread, according to Grey is for the "soldier" to claim to be a widower raising a child or children on their own."These perpetrators, often from other countries, most notably from West African countries are good at what they do and quite familiar with American culture, but the claims about the Army and its regulations are ridiculous," said Grey. If you suspect or know you have been victimized by a fake soldier scammer, you can report the incident to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).