into between yourself and General E. Kirby Smith, commanding Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department. General Reynolds, commanding Department of Arkansas, has been instructed in accordance with your request.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Mobile, Ala., June 2, 1865.
Major General GORDON GRANGER,
Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:
The major-general commanding directs that Brigadier-General Benton be directed to take the command of the remaining part of General Steele's command and proceed with it to Brazos Santiago. These troops will be sent off as fast as transportation can be procured, General Benton superintendent the embarkation and proceeding with the last detachments.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, La., June 2, 1865.
Major General N. P. BANKS,
Commanding Department of the Gulf:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding requests that you furnish him with copies of your instructions to the commanding officer of the forces that have gone up the Red River; also copies of all letters from the President and State agents relating to the Mexican frontier.
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 146.
New Orleans, June 2, 1865.
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3. Colonel S. M. Quincy, acting mayor of the City of New Orleans, having reported that the city comptroller doubts his authority to execute all the duties of his office, he is hereby directed to draw such warrants and perform all such other official acts as may be necessary to maintain the government of the city and secure public peace and public health, for which this shall be sufficient authority until official instructions shall be received from the Government at Washington.
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By command of Major-General Banks:
J. C. STONE,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.