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

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 11.

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., February 6, 1865.

I. Col. H. Scofield, commanding Second Brigade, will hold the Forty-seventh and Fiftieth U.S. Colored Infantry in readiness to embark on transports for New Orleans with the least possible delay. They will take their camp and garrison equipage, all transportation required by existing orders, and four days' rations. Arriving at New Orleans, Colonel Scofield will report to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi.

II. The Fifty-second Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry, Col. George M. Ziegler commanding, is hereby relieved from duty with the Second Brigade, and temporarily assigned to the First Brigade. Colonel Ziegler will report in person to Col. F. M. Crandal, commanding First Brigade, for orders.

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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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