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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 139.

New Orleans, La., May 23, 1865.

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3. Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Chandler, assistant quartermaster, will report to the Quartermaster-General by letter for orders. Awaiting the same, he will remain on duty as at present assigned by Special Orders, Numbers 63, extract 10, headquarters Department of the Gulf, current series.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 23, 1865.

Major General P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff, Hdqrs. Military Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: I have the honor to most respectfully request that all orders affecting the organization or movements of the troops composing this command may be sent to these headquarters. Immediately upon receipt they will receive the most prompt attention.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 23, 1865.

Acting Rear-Admiral THATCHER, U. S. Navy,

Commanding, &c.:

SIR: From the report of General Sherman, commanding Southern Division of Louisiana, is appears that the post of Brashear, La., will have to be temporarily evacuated. In that event the post will have to be left in charge of the gun-boats to prevent the enemy securing a foot-hold upon the falling of the waters. I therefore respectfully request that at least one additional gun-boat be sent to Brashear City as soon as practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 136.

New Orleans, May 23, 1865.

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6. The First Texas Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty at Baton Rouge, La., and will proceed without delay to Vidalia, La. Upon arriving at that place the commanding officer of the regiment will report by letter to the commanding general District of Natchez, Mississippi. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Banks:

J. C. STONE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.