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will be brought down to-morrow. The transports can be spared on Monday. Sixty horses are required to mount the Fourteenth New York Cavalry. Our present effective cavalry force is entirely too small.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. DICKEY,

Colonel Eighty-fourth U. S. Colored Infantry, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., May 6, 1865.

Brigadier General M. L. SMITH,

Commanding District of Vicksburg:

I am instructed by the commanding general to direct that the operation of paragraph 3, Special Orders, Numbers 150, current series, from these headquarters, which directs the Sixty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry to take post at Grand Gulf be suspended until further orders.

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

WM. H. H. EMMONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., May 6, 1865.

Colonel N. G. WATTS,

Big Black:

Please forward the following to General Tucker:

Brigadier General W. F. TUCKER, C. S. Army,

Jackson:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, dated yesterday, and to inform you that the proper instructions will be at once forwarded to the commanders along the river.

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

FEDERICK SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF VICKSBURG, Numbers 108.

Vicksburg, Miss., May 6, 1865.

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II. In obedience to instructions from headquarters Department of Mississippi, of date May 6, 1865, the Seventh Ohio Battery will be immediately equipped as infantry, and its present armament and artillery equipments will be turned over to Battery C, Second U. S. Colored Light Artillery.

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V. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 151, Paragraph Iv, headquarters Department of Mississippi, of present date, the Sixty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry will move at 8 a. m. to-morrow and take position at Big Black River, as directed in the above-mentioned order. A train of cars will be in readiness for this purpose.

By order of Brigadier General M. L. Smith:

A. C. FISK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.