SPECIAL ORDERS No
SPECIAL ORDERS No. 13.
HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U. S. COLORED TROOPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., February 8, 1865.
I. Col. H. Scofield, commanding Second Brigade, will cause the remainder of his command to embark at once, with their camp and garrison equipage, transportation, &c., on board the steamer Olive Branch and proceed to New Orleans.
II. Col. F. M. Crandal, commanding First Brigade, will embark with his command, with their camp and garrison equipage, transportation, &c., without delay on board the steamers White Cloud and Joseph Pierce and proceed to New Orleans. On arriving at New Orleans he will report to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, for orders.
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IV. The First Division, U.S. Colored Troops, being en route for New Orleans, Capt. T. F. Purnell, assistant quartermaster, will remain at this place for the purpose of finishing up the business of his office. As soon as this duty is completed he will rejoin the command at New Orleans.
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.
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