War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0280 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS

FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 50.

Mobile, Ala., May 1, 1865.

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2. Brigadier General Joseph R. West, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to New Orleans, La., for the purpose of assuming command of the cavalry forces designated for special field service and making the necessary immediate preparations accordingly.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant- Colonel and Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 1, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

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

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COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this office this 1st day of May, 1865. Lieutenant Dyer reports from Plaquemine, April 24, that deserters state that about 700 men of the Seventh Louisiana Cavalry were stationed between New Iberia, La., and Saint Martinsville and about 200 at Franklin. The headquarters of the regiment are said to be at Franklin, and the y occupy the country as far as Berwick City. There are no other troops this side of Alexandria on that route.

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.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 78.

Washington, May 1, 1865.

I. Major General N. J. T. Dana, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from command of the Department of Mississippi, and Major General G. K, Warren, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of that department.

II. On being relieved Major-General Dana will proceed to his place of residence and from there will report by letter to the Adjutant- General of the Army for orders.

By command of Lieutenant- General Grant:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI,

Jackson, May 1, 1865.

Major General N. J. T. DANA, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Mississippi, VICKSBURG:

GENERAL: I have just received the inclosed dispatch from Lieutenant- General Taylor, at Meridian, which I forward through Brigadier General George B. Hodge, C. S. Army, to whom you will please give a receipt.

I am, general, very respectfully,

W. F. TUCKER,

Brigadier- General, C. S. Army.