We also respectfully request that a thorough and immediate investigation of the above statements be made, that our names may not be placed in the list of cowards in the general summing up of our nation's history.
Very respectfully, &c.,
OFFICERS THAT WERE SURRENDERED.
We would also respectfully request that permission be granted us to publish the original statement, of which [this is a] verbatim copy.
First Lieutenant, 110th U. S. Colored Infantry, Parole Camp, Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Mo.
If permission should be granted please forward papers to the above- named officer.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Louisville, Ky., December 15, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded to headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.
JNO H. MONROE,
(In the absence of the major-general commanding.)
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Nashville, Tenn., January 7, 1865.
Respectfully referred to Major General G. H. Thomas, commanding Department of the Cumberland.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
R. M. SAWYER,
HDQRS. COMMR. ORGANIZATION U. S. COLORED TROOPS,
Nashville, Tenn., November 10, 1864.
Bvt. Colonel C. W. FOSTER,
Asst. Adjt. General, Chief of Colored Bureau,
Washington City, D. C.:
COLONEL: I have the honor to forward herewith a copy of a letter addressed by me to Brigadier General R. S. Granger, commanding the District of Northern Alabama, relative to the surrender of the One hundred and sixth, One hundred and tenth, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry at Athens, Ala., and of his indorsement thereon.
I have the honor, colonel, to be, very respectfully, your servant,
R. D. MUSSEY,
Colonel 100th U. S. Colored Infantry,
Commissioner Organization U. S. Colored Troops.