War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0790 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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WASHINGTON, June 6, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

New Orleans:

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C. B. COMSTOCK,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 6, 1865.

Rear-Admiral S. P. LEE, U. S. Navy,

Commanding Mississippi Squadron, Mound City, Ill.:

ADMIRAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 1st instant, and to inclose an official copy of the order relating to the convention entered into on the 26th ultimo for the surrender of the Confederate forces and property in the Trans-Mississippi Department. * The Second of the supplemental articles provides for the surrender of the men and material of the rebel navy to commissioners appointed by the respective squadron commanders. I have no reason to believe that this will not be carried out in good faith, and I am advised officially that the naval property at Alexandria has already been turned over to your representative, Commander Fitzhugh, U. S. Navy. The same course will no doubt be pursued with any other property that may be found within the limits of your squadron.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 6, 1865.

Captain FITZHUGH, U. S. Navy,

Commanding Naval Forces Mouth of Red River:

The principal points in Western Louisiana having been occupied by our forces, I have removed all military restrictions on the movements of persons and property in that country. No more military or passes are required.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAV. FORCES, DEPT. OF THE GULF, No. 1.

New Orleans, La., June 6, 1865.

In pursuance of Special Orders, No. 149, current series, headquarters Department of the Gulf, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Cavalry Forces, Department of the Gulf. The staff will remain as heretofore announced for Cavalry Forces, Military Division of West Mississippi. Until further orders Brigadier General J. R. West will assume command of all cavalry now at New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. Brigadier General T. J. Lucas will assume command of all cavalry at Vicksburg, Miss. Colonel G. M. L. Johnson, Thirteenth Indiana Cavalry, will assume

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*See p. 604.

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