Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.



*** Reports ***



Since last month this command has remained in camp near Chaffin's farm, Va. The position of the Second and Third Brigades have been changed. The division now occupies the entire front of the Twenty-fifth Army corps.


March 25
This division marched from the works near Fort Burnham, on the north side of the James River.

March 27
At night crossed James River at Aiken's Landing and Appomattox River at Broadway Landing.

March 29
Took position near Hatcher's Run, southwest of Petersburg about six miles, remaining in that position until the 31st instant.

April 1
Remained in line of works near Hatcher's Run.

April 2
In the morning advanced and took possession of the enemy's line, they evacuating; immediately marched toward Petersburg; passed through the city and along the Cox road in pursuit of the enemy, continuing the march until the 10th instant.

April 10
Orders were received to return to Petersburg.

April 11
Commenced the return march in the morning.

April 17
Reached the outskirts of the city, and have since then remained in camp near the city.

May 26
The troops broke camp at Camp Lincoln, Va., and marched for City Point. The same day embarked and sailed for Hampton Roads, arriving at that place about 1 p.m. Lay at anchor in the Roads till 10:30 a.m. May 31.

May 31
Weighing anchor, proceeded to sea, bound for Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala. Weather calm and clear.

June 8
Fleet put into Mobile Bay for the purpose of coaling and watering.

June 10
Weighed anchor.

June 13
Arrived off the coast of Texas, the First Brigade landing at Indianola, and the Second and Third Brigades at Brazos Santiago.


June 24
The Third Brigade moved to White's Ranch, on the Rio Grande.





SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 46. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.


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