RICHMOND, VA., March 28, 1865.
Capt. GEORGE P. RING,
Sixth Louisiana Regiment, Montgomery, Ala.:
SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise a company of negro troops in the State of Alabama, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 13, 1865, as promulgated in General Orders, No. 14, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series. The authority will expire sixty days from this date, if the company be not raised within that time.
By command of the Secretary of War:
JOHN W. RIELY,
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.