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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 141.

New Orleans, La., May 25, 1865.

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2. The Tenth Regiment Tennessee Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Mississippi, and will report to Major General G. H. Thomas, at Nashville, Tenn.

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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 25, 1865.

Brigadier General T. W. SHERMAN,

Commanding Southern Division of Louisiana:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires a report of the number of troops you could spare for operations in the field after the reductions in posts, &c., recently ordered, enumerating the organization and the condition of the different commands, the material of the artillery, &c. This report is desired at the earliest practicable moment.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. SCHYLER CROSBY,

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

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LA FOURCHE,

Brashear, La., May 25, 1865.

Major W. HOFFMAN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Southern Div. of Louisiana, New Orleans:

The two men sent here by General Sherman to break up the smuggling going on from Grand Caillou having caught the principal, Raymond Luke, and an accessory, Felix Hutchinson, who offers to turn Government witness against Luke and others, have reported to me. Shall I send them to you to be paid and discharged, or shall I employ them to look up other parties engaged in smuggling and giving information to the enemy? They are good men for the business, and well posted here, and will work for $75 a month. Please advise.

Yours,

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., May 25, 1865.

Brigadier-General CAMERON,

Brashear City, La.:

Keep the two men as long as they are of service. Luke should have a speedy trial. He is a bad fellow.

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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