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

47TH U.S. COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT

Bivouac Forty-Seventh REGT. U. S. Colored INFTY.,

Captured Works, Blakely, Ala., April 10, 1865.

Lieut. A. R. Mills,
Adjutant Forty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following report of ordinance, ordinance stores, and quartermaster's stores, captured by First Division, U. S. Colored Troops, which I have collected and now have in charge, subject to your orders:

One siege piece (32-pounder), 3 brass pieces (two 6-pounders and one 12-pounder, rifled), 1 Sawyer gun (41/2-inch rifled), 2 howitzers (24-pounders), 2 Coehorn mortars (24-pounders), 304 small-arms (Enfield, Austin, and Mississippi rifles), 250 infantry accouterments (unserviceable), 30 boxes fixed ammunition (for 6 and 12 pounders), 2 boxes fixed ammunition (for 24-pounder howitzer), 2 boxes spherical case (for 24-pounder), 3 boxes grape, 3 kegs powder, 4 limber chests (100 rounds shot and shell, with primers and fuse), 20 shovels, 18 axes, 3 picks, 3 barrows, 4 wall tents, 2 spades, 2 stretchers.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. M. CAMPBELL,
Capt., 47th Regt. U. S. Colored Infty., In Charge Captured Property.

 

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

 


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