Law passed March 13. This is 8 days later. Could be also the anticipation of recruiting, garbled reports of the Richmond enlistments, or simply rumors. 8 days seems a bit short for the needed organization, paperwork, and bureaucracy to have black feet in infantry boots drilling. Look for confirmation reporting of the actual drilling Richmond newspapers did report on the black recruits. Also, newspaper reports telling where black recruits are supposed to enlist like the Richmond papers.Was there recruitment under the March 1865 law taking place in Savannah? This report would seem to indicate that it was.
Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.) 1820-1872, March 21, 1865