Negroes are coming to this city from the interior in swarms, for the purpose of enlisting in the United States army. About two hundred have arrived in the past three days. These enlistments will materially reduce the quotas of Bracken, Pendleton, Harrison, Grant, Boone, Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble Counties.

Owing to the great number of enlistments in some of the Counties of the Blue Grass region, the probability it that several of these Counties will be free from any further draft, the quotas being all filled. This result will make negro enlistments very popular with the non-slaveholding whites, who otherwise would be subject to the draft.


National Anti-Slavery Standard,  June 25, 1864, originally from the Covington (Ky.) American.