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HEADQUARTERS POST TERRE BONNE,

Terre Bone, La., May 4, 1865.

Captain GEORGE F. BICKNELL,

Company C, Third Rhode Island Cavalry:

The colonel commanding directs that you send immediately a detail of one commissioned officer and twelve privates to scour the country below Chacahoula, and ascertain if possible the whereabouts of a gang of bushwhackers said to rendezvous near Shaffer's plantation. A party of twelve men in citizen's dress passed around the station at Chacahoula last night and captured two pickets belonging to the detachment of the Seventy-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHARLES S. COOPER,

First Lieutenant and Post Adjutant.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 4, 1865.

Major-General HERRON:

By direction of the major-General commanding the Military Division of West Mississippi you will at once cease all offensive operations and destruction of property east of the Mississippi River, except so far as they may be necessary to counteract aggressive movements on the part of the enemy. The troops will, however, continue to be kept well in hand for any purpose for which they may be required. No relaxation will take place in your efforts for the capture of Jeff. Davis and company.

By command of Major-General Banks:

J. C. STONE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., May 4, 1865.

Major General F. J. HERRON,

Commanding at Baton Rouge, La.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by Major-General Dana to communicate for your information and such action as you deem requisite the following telegram, which has just been received from Lieutenant-General Grant. *

I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. H. EMMONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

VICKSBURG, May 4, 1865. (Received p. m. 8th.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 1st instant [30th ultimo], and in reply to state that the dispositions ordered therein had already been made by me, and in addition cavalry had been stationed at Fort Adams and Tunica.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

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*See Grant to Dana, April 30, p. 248.

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