Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
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SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 74.

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U. S. COLORED TROOPS,
Near Mobile, Ala., June 10, 1865.

The troops of this command will be ready to move early to-morrow morning as follows: The Forty-seventh and Fiftieth will embark at this point on board the Osborn. The Osborn will also carry the commissary stores and quartermaster's supplies. The animals and wagons of the Forty-seventh and Fiftieth will be sent to Mobile to embark on other boats there. The Fifty-first will go on the Tarascon, the First Brigade on the White Cloud, the Seventy-third on the General Banks, the Seventy-sixth on the James Battle, the Sixty-eighth on the Saint Charles. Regimental commanders will apply to Major Purnell, assistant quartermaster, for additional teams to transport property to Mobile. Major Purnell will give directions concerning the loading of the teams. Transportation will not be allowed for worthless and picked-up furniture.

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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