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

SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 78.

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, April 1, 1865.

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XIV. Col. K. Otey, Eleventh Regiment Virginia Volunteers, is assigned to duty at Lynchburg, Va., with authority to recruit, muster, and organize negro troops for the Army, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 13, 1865, promulgated in General Orders, No. 14, current series.

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XXIX. Lieut. John L. Cowardin, adjutant Nineteenth Battalion Virginia Artillery, is hereby relieved from his present command and will proceed without delay to Halifax County, Va., for the purpose of recruiting negro troops under the act of Congress approved March 13, 1865, and General Orders, No. 14, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series.

By command of the Secretary of War:

 JOHN W. RIELY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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