War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0606 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., May 31, 1865.

Captain B. F. KELLEY,

Assistant Quartermaster, Parkerburg, W. Va.:

General Sherman's army is to be moved from here to Louisville by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Parkersburg, and thence by river. Seventh thousand men leave her to-day at 12 o'clock; should reach Parkersburg in forty hours. General Allen, at Louisville, has been instructed to send boats to Parkersburg for this service. Communicate with him and, until arrival of an officer to be sent to him, keep him informed as to the demand and supply of boats. You will see that the cars are instantly unloaded upon arrival and senet back, and that no delays in embarkation. Report frequently to this office and to General Allen by telegraph.

By order of the Quartermaster-General:

ALEXANDER BLISS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Acting in Charge Fourth Division.

RALEIGH, N . C., May 31, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK:

Are you sure the telegraphic order from Washington, dated May 29, directing the muster out of all troops whose terms expire before October 1, was intended to apply to my command? Unofficial information from Washington leads me to think it was not.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, N. C., May 31, 1865.

Captain G. W. CHANDLER,

District Commissary of Subsistence, Morehead City:

Commissaries may issue to contrabands on the approval of the superintendent of freedmen of the district. If it desirable that the utmost economy and care be used in the distribution.

By order of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 76.

ARMY OF THE OHIO, Raleigh, N. C., May 31, 1865.

To-morrow, June 1, being the day appointed by the President as a day of humiliation and payer on account of the death of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States, all Government offices in this city will be closed and no business transacted except susch as may be absolutely necessary.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.