War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0147 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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missed the service of the United States for violation of the fifth section of the Rules and Articles of War, in using disrespectfully words against the President of the United States, for disloyalty, and for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 3. Nashville, Tenn., March 24, 1864.

The following officers are named as members of the staff to the Military Division of the Mississippi:

Personal: Major J. C. McCoy, aide-de-camp; Captain L. M. Dayton, aide-de-camp; Captain J. C. Auenried, aide-de-camp.

General: Brigadier General J. D. Webster; Brigadier General W. F. Barry, chief of artillery.

They will be respected accordingly.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 31. Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 1864.

The following orders of the Secretary of War are published for the information of this command:

ORDERS,

VICKSBURG, MISS.,

Numbers 7. March 11, 1864.

All troops of African descent will hereafter be designated by numbers and be reported by the number as regiments of U. S. cavalry, heavy artillery, light artillery, or infantry (colored).

Those in the Department of the Tennessee will be numbered as follows hereinafter.

Those in the Department of the Gulf will be numbered as soon as complete returns of the same have been received.

After the regiments have been designated in accordance with the above, under no circumstances whatever will any other number or denomination be given them.

CAVALRY.

First Mississippi Cavalry (of African descent) as the Third.

HEAVY ARTILLERY.

First Regiment of Tennessee Heavy Artillery, (of African descent) as the Second.

Second Regiment of Tennessee Heavy Artillery (of African descent) as the Third.

First Regiment of Mississippi Heavy Artillery (of African descent) as the Fourth.

Second Regiment of Mississippi Heavy Artillery (of African descent) as the Fifth.

First Alabama Siege Artillery (of African descent) to be Sixth.

LIGHT ARTILLERY.

First Second, and Third Louisiana Batteries (of African descent) as Batteries, A, B, and C, Second.

The Memphis Light Battery (of African descent) as Battery D, Second.