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MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON, FLAG-SHIP TEMPEST,

Mound City, May 28, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, La.:

Your telegram of the 26th instant just received. I will confirm the action taken form me at your request in carrying out the convention of May 26 by Lieutenant Commander J. P. Foster, or in his absence by Lieutenant Commander W. E. Fitzhugh.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron.

[NAY 28, 1865. - For General Orders, Numbers 99, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, relative to recruiting the ranks of the regular regiments of the Army, see Vol. XLVI, Part III., p. 1227.]

MOUND CITY, May 28, 1865-12. 40 p. m.

(Received 12. 30 a. m. 29th.)

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of Navy:

Telegram just received from General Canby, via Memphis, dated 26th, indicates that rebel navy has surrendered to Mississippi and West Gulf Squadrons. He has notified Lieutenant-Commander Foster that he might act in my stead, to whom I have sent instructions to do so.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding.

U. S. STEAMER OUACHITA,

Mouth of Red River, May 28, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Mil. Div. of West Mississippi, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 27th instant relating to the surrender of the rebel forces of the so-called Trans-Mississippi Department, and requesting two gun-boats to convoy the troops up the Red River. In reply I would respectfully state that suitable vessels will be in readiness to accompany the expedition. Should it be desirable an iron-clad can also be detailed.

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

W. E. FITZHUGH,

Lieutenant Comdr. U. S. Navy, Commanding Third Div., Miss. Squad.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 144.

New Orleans, La., May 28, 1865.

1. All the troops arriving in the city from Mobile that are to be assigned to garrisoning the posts in West Louisiana will report to Major General N. P. Banks, commanding Department of the Gulf.

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