War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0898 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., June 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: One thousand cavalry horses will be sent from the depot at Gainsborough to Little Rock., via {Parkersburg, and by the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, as soon as necessary transportation can be collected. Heavy movements of troops and of cavalry, with horses, occupying all the rolling-stock at this moment there may be some little delay.

Respectfully,

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster General and Brevet Major-General.

WASHINGTON, June 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

In addition to the 1,000 cavalry horses You were directed to send to Little Rock, Ark., via Chicago, Ill., to send issued under the direction of the command officer of the Department of Arkansas, please send 500 more to same direction by same route for same purpose.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 11.

New Orleans, La., June 16, 1865.

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3. Lieutenant Colonel F. C. Newhall, assistant adjutant-general, is hereby relieved from duty upon the staff of the major-general commanding, and ordered to proceed to Washington, D. C., with dispatches for the Headquarters Armies of the United States. After having delivered the same, Lieutenant-Colonel Newhall is authorized to await the action of the War Department in regard to his resignation.

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By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. S. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., June 16, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to recommend that Lieutenant-General Taylor, of the late rebel army, be permitted to leave the United States for the purpose of going to Europe, subject to the condition that the parole given by him under the surrender of May 4 shall in all other respects be effective. This application is made at his request, and in my opinion is entitled to favorable consideration for the reason that in