Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

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USCT at Brice

FREEDOM FIGHTERS
(United States Colored Troops)

in the 

Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Mississippi


"The colored troops made for themselves on this occasion a brilliant record. Their gallant and soldierly bearing, and the zeal and persistence with which they fought, elicited the warmest encomiums from all officers of the command. Their claims to be considered as among the very best soldiers of our army can no longer, in my opinion, be seriously questioned." Excerpt from report by Major General C. C. Washburn, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Memphis, Tennessee, July 20, 1864


INDEX

GENERAL ORDERS

BRIGADIER GENERAL S. D. STURGIS, commanding U. S. Forces. June 2, 1864


REPORTS

BRIGADIER GENERAL S. D. STURGIS, commanding U. S. Forces. June 12, 1864

COLONEL EDWARD BOUTON, Fifty-ninth United States Colored Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. June 17, 1864

COLONEL WILLIAM L. McMILLEN, Ninety-fifth Ohio Infantry, commanding Infantry Division. June 22, 1864

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT COWDEN, Fifty-ninth U. S. Colored Infantry, commanding Regiment. June 24, 1864

COLONEL ALEXANDER WILKIN, Ninth Minnesota Infantry, commanding First Brigade. June, 1864

MAJOR GENERAL C. C. WASHBURN, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,  Memphis, Tenn., July 20, 1864


PROCEEDINGS OF A BOARD OF INVESTIGATION

COLONEL EDWARD BOUTON, Fifty-ninth United States Colored Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. July 28, 1864

CAPTAIN A. T. REEVE, Fifty-fifth United States Colored Infantry. July 1864

CAPTAIN CARL ADOLPH LAMBERG, Battery F, Second United States Colored Light Artillery. July 1864


SOURCE:  United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.


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Category: | Subcategory: | Tags: Mississippi , Tennessee , Washington , Minnesota
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1880, 1901, Civil War, District of West Tennessee, Memphis (Tennessee), Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, The War of the Rebellion (Book), United States Colored Infantry, United States War Department, War Department,