War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0580 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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of General Taylor's army, with the modifications authorized by your Special Orders, Numbers 215, paragraph 9, and unless their power warrant them in accepting these terms it will be inexpedient to appoint commissioners or make arrangements for a conference. If, with this understanding, they still desire it, I will meet them at New Orleans, to which place I return to-night.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 24, 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,

FRANK N. WICKER,

Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer Military Division of West Mississippi.)

MOBILE, May 24, 1865.

General OSTERHAUS:

If Colonel Sawtelle has not started back, direct him to remain until I get over. I will be in New Orleans early to-morrow morning. Ask Colonel Holabird to have a car at Hickox Landing by 5 o'clock to-morrow evening. Please answer.

E. R. S. CANBY.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 251.

Washington, May 24, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. Redwood Price, assistant inspector-general, Cavalry Bureau, will proceed without delay, via Cincinnati, Ohio, to Saint Louis, Mo., and report to Major-General Sheridan, U. S. Army, to assist in organizing the cavalry force of his command. He will visit such other points as he may deem necessary to the performance of his duties. On completion of this duty he will return to his proper station.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 140.

New Orleans, La., May 24, 1865.

1. Captain George E. Atwood, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, will report without delay to Lieutenant Colonel C. G. Sawtelle, chief quartermaster of this division, for duty.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.