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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., June 2, 1865.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Vicksburg:

GENERAL: Please instruct General Davidson, by first opportunity, to turn over all captured property to the agents of the Treasury Department, to facilitate the agents in getting out cotton, but not to allow any other military interference with it. Cotton south of and including Grand gulf is in the Third Agency and should be sent to New Orleans.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

VICKSBURG, June 2, 1865-8. 55 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN:

The acceptance of General Warren's resignation is announced in to-day's papers. General Orders, Numbers 95, Adjutant-General's Office, defines the new Department of the Gulf. Will it not be necessary after these changes to modify my order to some extent before I take command?

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General.

[Answer]

JUNE 3, 1865.

The first general order of the new Gulf department issues to-day. The State of Mississippi forms the Military District of Mississippi under your command with headquarters at Jackson.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 2, 1865-4. 15 p. m.

(Received 8. 15 p. m.)

Major General JOHN POPE:

You will immediately relieve all general and staff officers within your command whose service can be dispensed with, and order them to proceed without delay to their respective places of residence, and report thence by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army. You will also report the names of all officers relieved under this order to the Adjutant-General of the Army. Acknowledge receipt by telegraph.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

R. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 2, 1865.

(Received 10 a. m.)

Major-General POPE:

You may authorize the issuing of arms to all persons connected with the carrying of Government freights over the plains on proper security that the arms will not be lost to the Government.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.