War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0109 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

River. General Price was at Lewisville, Ark., with a small infantry command March 13. General Clark, in command of Marmaduke's old division, and Cabell's small force of cavalry were at Cherry Ridge, near Moro Landing, on the Saline River, Ark., the middle of March. Forage is scarce, subsistence for the troops mainly fresh beef and corn meal, of which there is plenty.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Artillery.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer, Military Division of West Mississippi.)


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 103. New Orleans, April 17, 1865.

* * * * * * *

2. By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby, commanding the Military Division of West Mississippi, no person not in the army or necessary to its service will be permitted to proceed to Mobile, Ala., unless application for permission shall first be made to and approved by him. Passes for Mobile for person necessary to public service will be granted only at department headquarters. Strict search will be made on all boats leaving for Mobile or Fort Gaines, and all persons not authorized arrested and reported to the provost-marshal general, Department of Gulf, for punishment.

* * * * * * *

By command of Major-General Hurlbut:


First Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MORGANZA, Numbers 16. Morganza, La., April 17, 1865.

First Lieutenant Morris Foster, Sixty-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Colonel William H. Dickey:


First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. DISTRICT OF VICKSBURG, Numbers 90. VICSKBURG, Miss., April 17, 1865.

* * * * * * *

V. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Department of Mississippi the Eighth Ohio Battery will immediately proceed to Natchez, Miss., and report to the commanding officer of that place for orders. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

* * * * * * *

By order of Brigadier General M. L. Smith:


Assistant Adjutant-General.