War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0040 W.FLA.,S.ALA.,S.MISS.,LA.,TEX.,N.MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 136.

Richmond, Va., June 8, 1863.

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XXII.* Mobile and the country containing the approaches to it, as well as that immediately around it, is constituted a department within the geographical command of General J. E. Johnston. All returns and reports will be made as in like cases.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CANTON, MISS., June 9, 1863.

Captain THOS. M. CACHRAN,

Osyka:

Inform Colonel Logan that his cavalry and yours must continue to observe and annoy the enemy, keeping as near him as possible. If compelled to fall back, to it no faster than may be necessary, and no farther.

From what point is the railroad to within 5 miles of Camp Moore?

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

CANTON, MISS., June 9, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN L. LOGAN,

Osyka:

You must not come to Jackson, but remain near the enemy to observe and annoy him. You must not fall back only when compelled to do so, and no farther than may be necessary.

The reported move to Liberty was much too long.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

CANTON, MISS., June 9, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOGAN,

Brookhaven:

I have repeatedly ordered you not to move. Return immediately with your effective men, and endeavor to harass the enemy near Port Hudson. When you are compelled to fall back, do it no faster than may be necessary.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

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*This paragraph was revoked April 6, 1864, by the following:

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 81.

Richmond, April 6, 1863.

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XXIV. Paragraph XXII, Special Orders, Numbers 136, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, June 8, 1863, is hereby revoked, to take effect August 12, 1863. Mobile and its defenses, under the command of Major General D. H. Maury, is hereby designated as the District of the Gulf, in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITNERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.