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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SOUTH SUB-DIST. OF THE PLAINS, Numbers 1. Denver, Colo. Ter., April 20, 1865.

1. In accordance with paragraph 1, General Orders, Numbers 4, current series, headquarters District of the Plains, the undersigned assumes command of this sub-district.

2. Until further orders First Lieutenant Louis Mathot, aide-de-camp, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general.

GUY V. HENRY,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 20, 1865-10,30 a. m.

Brevet Major-General SULLY,

Dubuque, Iowa:

Send those companies of the Fifth U. S. Volunteers that are mustered in without delay to Fort Leavenworth. Inform me what companies are mustered. Colonel Maynadier is organizing companies for the regiment at Columbus, Ohio. Communicate with him, that you may know if there be any necessity for further recruiting at Chicago.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General ALFRED SULLY,

Commanding District of Iowa:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 15th instant and to reply as follows; The locality for the post at Forks of Vermillion is at the junction of Turkey Ridge Creek with Vermillion River. (Map of Dakota Territory, M. B. Smith and A. J. Hill, 1861.) The four companies First U. S. Volunteers cannot be withdraw from Minnesota, but an equal amount of infantry will be sent you for the purpose named, if necessary.

With great respect, general, your obedient servant,

T. C. H. SMITH,

Brigadier-General and Inspector-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., April 21, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no information of importance from the enemy's lines has reached this office to-day.

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

A. M. JACKSON,

Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.

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