War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0840 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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CHICAGO, ILL, June 10, 1865- 11. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.:

Please show the following dispatch to the Secretary of War, and if approved forward it:

Major-General SHERIDAN,

New Orleans, La:

If the rebels moved their artillery and public property to Matamoras after Smith's surrender, demand its return to You. If the demand is not complied with, go and take it, and all those engaged in its transfer.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., June 10, 1865.

Bvt. Major General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

I have not received an answer t my dispatch of the 8th instant asking to have the following regiments of cavalry placed under my orders, viz: Seventh Indiana Cavalry, First Iowa Cavalry, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, Fifth Illinois Cavalry, Second Wisconsin cavalry. I am anxious to hear from You, as the regiments are now scattered and will have to be concentrated.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

General Thomas telegraphed to know if the regiments had been sent as directed on the 9th instant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 296.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, June 10, 1865.

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7. Major General J. A. Mowerr, U. S . Volunteers, will immediately, after the termination of his present leave of absence, report in person to Major-General Sheridan, U. S. Army, at New Orleans, La., for duty. The following officers of his personal staff will accompany him: Major Jacob C. De Gress, aide- de- camp; Captain Charles Christensen, aide- de- camp; Captain Luke O'Reily, aide- de- camp.

By command of Lieutenant - General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 6.

New Orleans, La., June 10, 1865.

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2. Bvt. Major George L. Gillespie, chief engineer, Military Division of the Southwest, is hereby ordered to proceed to Mobile, Ala., on duty connected with his department, upon the completion of which he