GENERAL ORDERS No
General Orders No. 18.
HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Before Blakely, Ala., April 3, 1865.
The following changes will be made in the disposition of the troops of the division: Colonel Drew will withdraw from the line his left regiment; Brigadier-General Pile will withdraw his right regiment; Colonel Scofield will fill the interval thus made with two regiments. Each brigade will have one regiment in reserve. Colonel Gilchrist is relieved from his present position, and will report to his brigade commander for assignment. The change of troops will be made so as to expose them as little as possible, and, if necessary, it may be delayed till night.
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.