HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., July 9, 1864.
Brig. Gen. I. F. SHEPARD, Commanding First Brigade:
GENERAL: You will place your entire command in readiness to march at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning. The men will carry on their persons five days' small rations (no meat) and sixty rounds of ammunition per man. The men will take no baggage except one blanket each; no cooking utensils will be required except cups for coffee, which the men can carry on their persons. No tents or baggage will be allowed for officers that will require transportation. Officers must confine themselves to what they can carry. Your picket will be relieved this p.m. All fatigue details and all details except permanent ones will be called in.
By order of Brig. Gen. J.P. Hawkins:
SAML. B. FERGUSON,
(Same to Col. H. Scofield, Second Brigade.)
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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