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

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, U.S. COLORED TROOPS,

Blakely, A la., April 9, 1865.

Capt. J. F. LACEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that at the capture of Blakely this day my division captured 1 colonel, 1 major, 5 captains, 13 second lieutenants, 2 first lieutenants, and 208 enlisted men and 7 pieces of artillery. There would have been more men captured, but when the rebels saw it was all up with them many ran over to where the white troops were entering their works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 JOHN P. HAWKINS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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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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