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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MORGANZA, Numbers 18.

Morganza, La., April 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General McKean, desiring to avail himself of a leave of absence, hereby turns over the command of the district to Colonel William H. Dickey, Eighty-fourth U. S. Colored Infantry, the ranking officer present.

By command of Brigadier-General McKean:

G. G. BENNETT,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MORGANZA, Numbers 20.

Morganza, La., April 27, 1865.

I. In pursuance to General Orders, Numbers 18, current series, from these headquarters, the undersigned assumes command of the District of Morganza. In addition to the officers now serving on the district staff, the following are announced: Captain Frank Morey, Ninety-second U. S. Colored Infantry, acting assistant adjutant-general; First Lieutenant Morris Foster, Sixty-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry, acting assistant adjutant-general and acting aide-de-camp.

II. Colonel Henry N. Frisbie, Ninety-second U. S. Colored Infantry, is assigned to the command of the forces stationed at Morganza, as post commander.

WM. H. DICKEY,

Colonel Eighty-fourth U. S. Colored Infantry.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 27, 1865 - 2. 20 p. m.

(Received 5. 10 . m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

I sent a few days since an important letter to the President to you through General Grant, with an inclosed letter to you. As General Grant is absent, will it not be well to get this letter from his office?

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 27, 1865 - 2. 20 p. m.

Colonel VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington:

Is the Sixth U. S. Volunteers, raised at Camp Douglas, Chicago, to serve in this division? If so, I would like to know it as soon as is consistent, as I wish to use the regiment to relieve others for duty south.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 27, 1865 - 11. 55 p. m.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Commanding Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:

sixth U. S. Volunteers will be for service in your division. I will let you know at an early date when it will be ready for the field.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.