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the confidence reposed in them by making public information of value to the enemy and engaging in a controversy calculated to disturb the harmony of the troops, will be sent beyond the limits of this command. The provost-marshal-general is charged with the execution of this order, and the quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 103.

New Orleans, La., August 20, 1864.

1. The Ninety-seventh Regiment U. S. Colored Infantry, now at Carrollton, La., will embark, as soon as transportation can be furnished, and proceed without delay to Mobile Bay, Ala. On arrival there the commanding officer will report for orders to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding U. S. forces at Dauphin Island and Mobile Point. The chief quartermaster of this division will cause the necessary transportation to be furnished without delay.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, FIRST DIVISION,

Washington, August 20, 1864.

Lieutenant THEODORE D. JOHNSON,

Act. Asst. Quartermaster, Third Iowa Cav., Saint Louis, Mo.:

Telegram received. Major General Halleck directs that hordes for Military Division of West Mississippi be forwarded to Memphis, to be distributed by the commanding general. This order cannot be varied.

JAMES A. EKIN,

Colonel in Charge First Division, Quartermaster-General's Office.

[First indorsement.]

AUGUST 20, 1864.

Cavalry horses for General Canby's command should be sent to such points as he may direct. In ordering horses to be sent down the river to Memphis it was not intended that they should stop there, if General Canby directs them to any other place.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

[Second indorsement.]

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, FIRST DIVISION,

Washington, August 20, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Major-General Halleck. My telegram to Lieutenant Johnson was designed to inform him that horses would be distributed from Memphis as directed by the commanding general (Canby).

JAS. A. EKIN,

Colonel in Charge First Division, Quartermaster-General's Office.