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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 42.

Greensborough, N. C., May 30, 1865.

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IV. Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. Schofield is hereby relieved of the command of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, and assigned to the temporary command of the Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, vice Brigadier General J. A. Cooper, ordered to report to Major-General Thomas, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. CIX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greensborough, N. C., May 30, 1865.

Brigadier General J. A. COOPER,

Commanding Second Div., Twenty-third Army Corps, Salisbury, N. C.:

The general commanding desires that you retain present command a few days, until the matter is determined upon at department headquarters in reference to your successor.

THEO. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greensborough, N. C., May 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General COOPER,

Commanding Second Div., Twenty-third Army Corps, Salisbury, N. C.:

The following is just received from Raleigh:

General COX:

Direct the commanding officer at Salisbury to get all the information he can concering the treatment of our prisoners at that place; especially to learn who were responsible for their bad treatment.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commadning.

Ivenstigate and report as soon as possible.

J. D. COX,

Major-General.

MOREHEAD CITY, May 30, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Is it the intention of the Government to stop the issue of rations to contrabands as well as the citizen? I ask for the purpose of giving the necessary instructions to the post commanders.

G. W. CHANDLER,

Captain and District Commissary of Subsistence.

WASHINGTON, May 30, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

Please order your chief quartermaster, General Easton, to Parkersburg, W. Va., to superintend the getting of troops forward from that