HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, April 25, 1865.
Captain JOHN WILLANS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fort Leavenworth, Kans.:
Have two mountain howitzers turned over to the two companies of infantry to accompany the wagon road party up Niobrara River.
G. M. DODGE,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Numbers 12.
Santa Fe, N. Mex., April 25, 1865.
To provide for the better protection of the Mesilla Valley, and to lessen the perils of the Jornada del Muerto, a military post, to be known as Fort Selden, to perpetuate the memory of the late lamented Colonel Henry R. Selden, will at once be established at Roblero, N. Mex., on the site already selected by Lieutenant Colonel Nelson H. Davis, assistant have capacity for a company and a company of cavalry with sixty horses. For the present its garrison and a company of cavalry with sixty horses. For the present its garrison will consist of Captain Whitlock's company (C), First Veteran Infantry California Volunteers, and Captain Cook's company (F), First Infantry New Mexico Volunteers. Captain James H. Whitlock will be the commanding officer and Captain Rufus C. Vose, First Cavalry California Volunteers, will be the quartermaster and commissary. The troops designated will move at once upon the ground. Colonel John C. McFerran, U. S. Army, chief quartermaster of this department, will give orders in detail as to the plan and construction of this department, will give orders in detail as to the plan and construction of the work and will furnish all necessary employees, funds, tools, means of transportation and supplies which, in his judgment, may be necessary to have the post completed at the earliest practicable day. The troops will assist in the work as far as possible. Lieutenant Colonel Nelson H. Davis, U. S. Army, will mark out as much ground contiguous to the site already selected as will be necessary for the military reserve at Fort Selden. This ground will not be settled upon by persons not connected with the military establishment at Fort Selden.
By command of Brigadier-General Carleton:
BEN. C. CUTLER,
[APRIL 26, 1865. - Fort General Orders, Numbers 74, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, amending General Orders, Numbers 70, relating to extension of military lines, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 956.]
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,
New Orleans, La., April 26, 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.)