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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 328.

Washington, June 23, 1865.

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5. Bvt. Major General J. D. Webster, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby temporarily detached from the staff of Major General W. T. Sherman, and will proceed without delay on a tour of inspection of the railroads of the Southern States, reporting upon their present condition and their ability to transport the U. S. mails. In his report he will consider all the subject mentioned in the letter of instructions which will be given him, and such other matters pertaining to the Southern railroads as in his investigations may suggest themselves. General Webster is authorized to employ and take with him an experienced railroad man. Upon the execution of this order General Webster will report to Major-General Sherman for duty.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, N. C., June 23, 1865.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Richmond, Va.:

I have caused strict search to be made for Colonel L. B. Northrop, late Commissary-General of Subsistence, C. S. Army, and nothing can be found of him. Those who are acquainted with him say his home is in Charleston, S. C., and think he is there.

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, N. C., June 23, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD, Salisbury, N. C. ;

GENERAL: Doctor Lawton informed me that he saw at Salisbury the report of the surgeon who was in charge of the hospital connected with the prison at that place. Have you seen it or heard of it? The major-general commanding directs that you collect all papers containing information in reference to anything connected with the late Confederacy, and forward them to these headquarters. He desires you to make special inquiry in reference to the report spoken of by Doctor Lawton.

Very respectfully,

WILLIAM HARTSUFF,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Assistant Inspector-General.

WILMINGTON, June 23, 14865.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Department of North Carolina:

Under the telegraphic orders from Major-General Halleck, through department headquarters, I have turned over the business of the district to Bvt. Brigadier General J. W. Ames, and I shall sail for Richmond, via Morehead City and Fortress Monroe, this p. m.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.