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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, No. 61.

Vicksburg, Miss., June 5, 1865.

Having been officially informed of the acceptance of my resignation as major-general of volunteers, I hereby turn over the command of this department of Major General P. J. Osterhaus.

I beg leave to may my acknowledgments to all the officers of this department for their cordial assistance during my brief control of it; and, also, to thank the officers of the Navy and agents of the Treasury Department for their polite offers of co-operation.

My best wishes in the future will be for them and for the civilians of this State, who have shown by their good behavior during a period when all civil authority was annulled and military authority ut imperfectly substituted, a respect for order and right which does them honor.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., June 5, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

Your dispatch received. * I have ordered General Blunt to Saint Louis accordingly. If Reynolds wants another officer in his place he will let me know. I presume he will recommend several general officers in his department to be mustered out.

JOHN. POPE,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., June 5, 1865.

(Received 6 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Washington:

The following dispatch transmitted for your information. +

JOHN. POPE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSOURI, No. 26.

Saint Louis, Mo., June 5, 1865.

The following telegram from the General-in-Chief has been received:

WASHINGTON, June 2, 1865.

Major-General POPE:

You will immediately relive will general and staff officers within you command whose services can be dispensed with an order them to proceed without delay to their respective places of residence, and report thence by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

R. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

In compliance with the above order department commanders within this military division will immediately relieve and order to their homes

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*See 4th, p. 772.

+See Curtis to Pope, June 3, p. 763.

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