War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0594 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LA FOURCHE,

Brashear, La., May 25, 1865.

Major W. HOFFMAN,

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

The water rose about an inch during the last twenty-four hours. The wind is blowing very hard to-day, washing the levees, and making them leak very badly

Yours,

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 25, 1865.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Vicksburg:

Captain Williams' dispatch has been received. All officers and soldiers belonging to Dick Taylor's command will be paroled in accordance with the agreement of surrender of May 4, no matter how long since they were captured; but prisoners of war belonging to rebel command west of the Mississippi, and especially those sent from Johnson's Island, should be sent to the commissary of prisoners in this city. They should not have been sent to Vicksburg.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 25, 1865.

Bvt. Major General B. H. GRIERSON,

Columbus, Miss.:

Send Lucas' brigade across the country to Vicksburg and proceed yourself by the quickest route to this city and report in person to these headquarters. Your presence is required in the reorganization of the cavalry in this quarter. Order the remainder of the cavalry to report to Major General A. J. Smith. Acknowledge receipt by telegraph.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 25, 1865. (Received 4. 10 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

Following dispatch from General Reynolds just received. * Nothing definite. I will undoubtedly hear from Sprague in a day or two.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

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*See Reynolds to Bell, May 22, p. 542.

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