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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 10, 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 has 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 10, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,

Chief Quartermaster, Army and Division of West Mississippi:

I am instructed by Major-General Osterhaus to state for your information that from reports received from Major General Gordon Granger the troops of his corps destined to be shipped from this port will number 13,000 men. Besides these troops two engineer regiments, under command of Colonel Cobb, will also be shipped, making the whole number about 14,000 men or more.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

ALFRED FREDBERG,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 10, 1865.

Colonel J. C. COBB,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, Mobile, Ala.:

COLONEL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that your brigade has been designated for service with an expedition that will leave this place by sea about the 15th instant, and to request that you will call upon Major-General Osterhaus, chief of staff, at these headquarters to-morrow (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock for detailed instructions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 219. Washington, May 10, 1865.

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5. The leave of absence granted Brigadier General T. J. McKean, U. S. Volunteers, by Special Orders, No. 99, April 13, 1865, from headquarters Department of the Gulf, is hereby extended twenty days. On the expiration of his leave of absence he will report in person to the commanding general Military Division of the Missouri for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.