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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 191.

New Orleans, La., November 21, 1864.

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5. The Second Regiment Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Missouri and will be forwarded without delay to Memphis, Tenn., and reported on arrival there to the commanding general District of West Tennessee. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., November 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General ULLMANN,

Commanding U. S. Colored Forces:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you instruct your pickets to be extra vigilant, as the removal of all the cavalry from here may embolden the enemy to make a dash upon the lines.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. WILSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, November 21, 1864-10.40 a. m.

Brigadier-General LAWLER:

Has the cavalry brigade started? Please answer at once.

By order:

G. B. DRAKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORGANZA, November 21, 1864.

(Received 12 m.)

Colonel G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The cavalry brigade left this morning:

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General.

BATON ROUGE, November 21, 1864-11 a. m.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just received definite information that a rebel regiment, commanded by one Griffith, crossed the river ten miles below Natchez from the west bank, and was at Woodville three days ago. Other troops are expected to follow.

W. P. BENTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.