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,

Vicksburg, Miss., May 9, 1864.

 Col. H. SCOFIELD,
Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: You will please direct the commanding officer of the Fiftieth U.S. Colored infantry to have his command in readiness to move to Big Black to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, and to report in person to Col. F. M. Crandal, Forty-eighth U.S. Colored Infantry, for orders. The troops will carry three days' rations in haversacks and three in wagons. All details from this regiment must be relieved by details from other regiments of your command to-night, so that they may accompany the expedition in the morning.

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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