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    Field-printed Order of the 107th U.S. Colored Troops Change the Name of their Camp to Memorialize Lincoln In the rush to honor the assassinated president, this field order was issued: "HEADQUARTERS, TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS. ARMY OF THE JAMES. In the Field, VA., May 7, 1865. GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 87. The Camp of this Corps will hereafter be designated and known as 'Camp Lincoln.' By command of Major General Whitzel. -- D. D. Wheeler, Assistant Adjutant General. Official: Capt. 107th U.S.C. Troops Acting Assistant Adjutant General." An excellent and excessively rare piece articulating homage from black soldiers for Lincoln.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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