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for escorts. Keep up discipline from the start and all the time. After you have established your camp and got matters in training, please report in full.

Very respectfully and truly,

JAMES H. CARLETON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[MAY 9, 1865. -For General Orders, No. 87, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, concerning engineer property and labor on field works, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 1119.]

[MAY 9, 1865. -For circular from War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, authorizing the immediate muster out of all officers and soldiers whose term of service expires prior to May 31, 1865, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 1118.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 9, 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 had 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.)

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

The president and directors of the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad Company will be put in possession of the offices, depots, locomotives, rolling-stock, and all other material and property pertaining to said road so far as it may be under the control of the U. S. military authorities within the limits of this command, and are authorized to put the said road in working order, and to run under the regulations established by the said president and directors on such conditions as may be imposed by military authority. But this order will not be construed as barring any questions of private interests that may be involved in this property, or as barring or restraining any legal proceedings that may be hereafter instituted against this company.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps, Mobile, Ala.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that the expedition by sea mentioned to you before this, and intended