SPECIAL ORDERS NO
SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 12.
HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., February 7, 1865.
I. Col. F. M. Crandal, commanding First Brigade, will hold the Forty-eighth and Fifty-first Regiments U.S. Colored Infantry in readiness to embark on transports for New Orleans at a moment's notice. They will take their camp and garrison equipage and four days' rations.
II. Col. H. Scofield, commanding Second Brigade, will cause one regiment of his command to embark at sunrise to-morrow on the steamer Tycoon, with their camp and garrison equipage and transportation, and proceed to New Orleans. Arriving at New Orleans, the commanding officer of the regiment will report to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, for orders.
By order of Brig. Gen. J. P. Hawkins:
SAML. B. FERGUSON,
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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