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

SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 43.

HDQRS. 1st DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., May 29, 1864.

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IV. The post of Lake Providence, La., will be evacuated and that portion of the works which would be of service to the enemy destroyed. The Fifty-first and Sixty-sixth Regiments U.S. Colored Infantry will be concentrated at Goodrich's Landing, La., under command of Colonel Webber, who will have entire control of the post and defenses at that place, and will report as heretofore.

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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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