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command of all cavalry at Columbus and Macon, Miss. All other regiments and detachments in the department will report directly to these headquarters.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY FORCES, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 6, 1865.

Captain J. N. GIVENS,

Acting Assistant Quartermaster:

CAPTAIN: You will proceed immediately to Vicksburg, Miss., for the purpose of superintending the equipment of the cavalry at that point. The First Louisiana, Second Illinois, and Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, having been designated for immediate field service, will first receive your attention. These regiments will be fully mounted and equipped, after which all surplus stock will be used in mounting the Ninth and Tenth Indian Cavalry. To this end serviceable mules will be used as well as horses. The regiment which requires the least number of animals to fully mount it, will be first equipped.

By order of Bvt. Major General B. H. Grierson:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY FORCES, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 6, 1865.

Brigadier General T. J. LUCAS,

Commanding Third Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: Select camping-ground as near the river as possible. A portion of the command will be moved from there very soon. Officers leave here to-day and report to you to assist in the muster out, consolidation, and equipment of your command. Send returns for May without delay.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brevet Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, No. 11.

Camp Parapet, La., June 6, 1865.

In accordance with instructions received from headquarters Southern Division of Louisiana, Brevet Major-General Sherman commanding, I hereby assume command of the troops at this post. Second Lieutenant Benjamin D. Jones, Eleventh U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, is hereby relieved from duty under Special Orders, No. 42, extract 1, from these headquarters, and assigned to duty as acting assistant adjutant-general. First Lieutenant Allen F. Cameron, Eleventh U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, is hereby assigned to duty as aide-de-camp.

NELSON VIALL,

Lieutenant-Colonel Eleventh U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, No. 22.

Shreveport, La., June 6, 1865.

The Confederate troops at this place will be paroled and allowed to return to their homes with a little delay as possible. Brigadier General