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

SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 55.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION,
U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Montgomery, Ala., May 8, 1865.

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III. This command will march to Centerport or Portland to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock. The troops will take five days' rations in haversacks. Sick officers and soldiers will be transported by steamers to Mobile; also any surplus stores or baggage not required by the command. Forage for three days will be taken for the animals.

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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