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

Cavalry Brigade

Twenty-Fifth ARMY CORPS.

Cavalry and Artillery Brigades


May-June, 1965

Cavalry Brigade.

May 14.--The Cavalry Brigade was organized by virtue of Special Orders, No. 130, paragraphs V and VI, headquarters Twenty-fifth Army Corps, May 14, 1865, at Camp Lincoln, Va., but consisting of only two regiments, viz, the First and Second U.S. Colored Cavalry Regiments.

May 30.--The Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry was assigned to the brigade by virtue of Special Orders, No. 146, headquarters Twenty-fifth Army Corps, dated May 30, 1865.

June 10, 11, and 12.--The cavalry brigade embarked on ocean steamers at City Point, Va.

June 13.--Arrived at Fort Monroe.

June 16.--Sailed from Hampton Roads. Fleet comprising brigade consisting of five vessels, steamers General McClellan, Meteor, Ashland, H. S. Hagan, and Dudley Buck. Touched at Fort Morgan for orders; thence to South West Pass, Mississippi River, for coal and water.

June 28.--Sailed for Brazos Santiago, Tex., arriving at anchor the p.m. of the 30th.

Artillery Brigade.

June 1 to 7.--The brigade embarked at City Point at different periods between these dates--Battery B, Second U.S. Colored Artillery, on the steamer Suwanee; Battery D, First U.S. Artillery, and Battery D, Fourth U.S. Artillery, on the Neptune; and Battery M, First U.S. Artillery, on the steamers Rappahannock and Beaufort. The vessels sailed separately as soon as they were loaded and ready for sea, the last steamer leaving City Point on the 7th instant. The fleet rendezvoused at Mobile, and from there proceeded to New Orleans, La., for coal and water.


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