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SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 24.

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U.S. COLORED TROOPS,
Half-Way House, La., February 25, 1865.

I. Brig. Gen. William A. Pile, U.S. Volunteers, having reported to these headquarters for duty in pursuance of Special Orders, No. 50, current series, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby assigned to the command of the First Brigade, composed of the following regiments: Twenty-fifth U.S. Colored Infantry, Seventy-third U. S. Colored Infantry, Eighty-second U.S. Colored Infantry, Eighty-sixth U.S. Colored Infantry. Brigadier-General Pile will report in person to these headquarters at Pensacola, Fla., with as little delay as practicable.

II. Col. C. W. Drew, Seventy-sixth Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry, having reported to these headquarters pursuant to orders from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade, composed of the following regiments: Forty-eighth U.S. Colored Infantry, Sixty-eighth U.S. Colored Infantry, Seventy-sixth U.S. Colored Infantry.

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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