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2. Brigadier General W. P. Benton, U. S. Volunteers, will report to the commanding general Department of the Gulf for orders.

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

C. H DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 28, 1865.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to request that you will designate from the troops of the Department of the Gulf selected for service in the field, two regiments of colored infantry, two heavy batteries, and about 600 cavalry for the Red River command, in addition to the troops transferred for that purpose from the Thirteenth Army Corps. This command should be started so as to reach Alexandria by or soon after the 2nd proximo, and Shreveport the 5th proximo.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 28, 1865.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: The major-general commanding desires that after designating the troops for the Red River, as indicated in my note of this date, all the other troops designated by you field service (in accordance with the list transmitted in your communication of yesterday's date) may be immediately prepared for that service. The chief quartermasters of the department will set apart the land transportation required under General Orders, Numbers 22, current series, from these headquarters, but will not send it to the regiments designated without further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Numbers 141.

New Orleans, May 28, 1865.

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2. The Sixth Missouri Cavalry is relieved from duty in the Northern Division of Louisiana and will proceed without delay to Brashear City, La. On its arrival at that place it will be reported to Brigadier General R. A. Cameron, commanding District of La Fourche. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Banks:

J. C. STONE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.