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

SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 76.

HDQRS. 1ST. DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Greenville, La., June 16, 1865.

I. The troops of this command will be held in readiness to embark at a moment's notice. Under instructions from department headquarters  the Fiftieth and Seventy-third Regiments are hereby detached from the division and will remain at this place. Col. Charles A. Gilchrist will assume command of the detachments and will report direct to headquarters Department of the Gulf for instructions.

II. Col. J. B. Jones, Sixty-eighth U.S. Colored Infantry, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade, and will enter upon the duty without delay.

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By order of Brig. Gen. J.P. Hawkins:

 SAML. B. FERGUSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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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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