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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI. Numbers 49.

Vicksburg, Miss., May 14, 1865.

I. In obedience to general orders from the Adjutant-General's Office, War Department, dated May 1, 1865, the undersigned assumes command of this department.

II. The department staff, as heretofore existing, as well as general orders and regulations and the disposition of troops and commands and the duties of their commanders, will remain unchanged unless hereafter revoked.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., May 14, 1865.

Commanding GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you immediately send the battalion of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry to New Orleans, with orders to report to Brigadier General J. R. West, commanding Second Division of Cavalry.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR TUNICA, May 14, 1865.

(Received 4. 30 p. m. 15th.)

Captain W. H. CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: You dispatch of this date is received. All the roads for five miles beyond here are kept thoroughly picketed. Small parties were on the alert all night. Information was received here this morning that Davis, Hood, and others crossed the river near here several nights since. This was learned by some of my men in disguise from one of the men engaged in crossing persons.

Very respectfully,

J. G. FONDA,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SOUTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, Numbers 151.

New Orleans, May 14, 1865.

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2. The Eighty-first U. S. Colored Infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Gaskill commanding, will proceed to Camp Parapet, La., and report to Colonel Simon Jones, commanding post. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Sherman:

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.