HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, June 15, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of General Sheridan.
The within is an agent employed by me for the purpose of procuring information in relation to the place of landing rebels in Texas to establish in that State a definite republic under the protection of France.
E. R. S. CANBY,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST, New Orleans, June 17, 1865.
Official copy furnished General Granger for his information.
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.
VICKSBURG, June 4, 1865.
Major S. L. WOODWARD,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Forces:
I have the honor to report the arrival of my command at this point. The troops are encamped from two to four miles from town; camp and water poor. If we are to remain here permanently I would recommend that we be ordered to the Big Black as the most suitable place for camping.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. J. LUCAS,
WASHINGTON, June 4, 1865.
Saint Louis, Mo.:
Relieve General Blunt from duty, and direct him to remain in Saint Louis until further orders. If you have not go a suitable officer to take his place I can send one.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Little Rock., Ark., June 4, 1865.
Admiral S. P. LEE,
Commanding Mississippi Squadron:
ADMIRAL: The occupation of points in the southwestern portions of this department has rendered the carrying of troops and supplies by way of Red River important and necessary. I have the honor to request that you will issue such orders to commanding officers of gun-boats on Red River as will secure the passage of boats plying under authority from these headquarters without interruption. The recent disbandment of rebel troops has compelled hasty action and points have already