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

FIRST BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION

First Brigade, First Division

*** Reports ***

1865

 

May
The brigade remained quiet in camp of instruction during the month with the exception of the last two days.

May 30
It embarked on transports bound for Texas.

June
May 30 to June 22, the brigade was upon transports bound for Texas. On the latter date they disembarked at Brazos Santiago, Tex., and marched ten miles toward Brownsville, halting at White's Ranch, on the banks of the Rio Grande, where it remained four days.

June 27
Marched ten miles farther through mud and [water] waist deep, occasioned by the overflow of the Rio Grande.

June 28
Marched ten miles farther and encamped within six miles of Brownsville, where we remained one day.

June 30
Marched to Brownsville in the morning.

The brigade is now [June 30] encamped close to the town, and is engaged in laying out camp and getting into shape for drills,&c.

 

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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. Series 1, Volume 46. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

 


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