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[First indorsement.]

OFFICE CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

New Orleans, August 13, 1864.

Forwarded to Major-General Canby for instructions.

Respectfully,

J. W. DAVIDSON,

Brigadier-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, August 18, 1864.

Respectfully referred to the commanding general Department of the Gulf, who will please to relieve the detachment of the First Cavalry, now at Brazos Santiago, and order it to report at the headquarters of the regiment.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BEFORE ATLANTA, August 3, 1864.

(Received 6th.)

Major General C. C. WASHBURN,

Memphis:

General Slocum is assigned to command the Twentieth Corps in the field, vice Hooker, who has gone off offended because he was not made McPherson's successor. You will extend your command over the Vicksburg District and exercise control over all the troops of my command on the Mississippi River. Orders will come by mail.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, August 3, 1864.

COLLECTOR OF THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS,

New Orleans, La.:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that the U. S. forces at Brownsville, Tex., have been temporarily withdrawn, and to request that o clearances may be given for that port until after its reoccupation, of which you will be seasonable advised.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 33.

New Orleans, La., August 3, 1864.

I. All orders heretofore issued under the authority of Article 56 of the Regulation of the Treasury Department, concerning trade and intercourse with, and in, the States declared in insurrection, giving force