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reductions at once, concentrating the troops not need at Baton Rouge, holding them in readiness for transportation to such points as they may be ordered.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 20, 1865.

Major-General HERRON,

Commanding:

General Bailey's command will probably remain for a long time at Baton Rouge.

J. S. CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 65.

New Orleans, May 20, 1865.

The necessity which called for the issue of General Orders, Numbers 55, current series, from these headquarters, having ceased to exist, the same is hereby revoked. All boats delivered to the post commanders or provost-marshals under the provisions of the above-mentioned order will be at once released and returned to their owners, upon their receipting for the same.

By command of Major-General Banks:

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 20, 1865.

Major-General WARREN,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

It is reported that cotton speculators and cotton agents in the State of Mississippi are surreptitiously running Confederate cotton out by way of Yazoo River and Vicksburg. The commanding general desires that you take such measures as you are able to stop this business.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., May 20, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Finding myself to-day in telegraphic communication with you, I forward thereby a copy of my resignation as major-general of volunteers.

Hoping you are in telegraphic communication with the War Department, and that you will forward it there at once and approve its acceptance, I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.