War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0899 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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addition to securing the surrender, as far as it was in the power of any one to control it, of all the public property in his command, by his advice and personal influence he also secured the surrender of a very large proportion of the records and property in the hands of the civil agents of the rebel Government.

Very respectfully, Your most obedient servant,


Major-General, Commanding.



New Orleans, La., June 16, 1865.

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2. The District of Mississippi is hereby announced as a separate brigade, in the sense implied by War Department General Orders, Numbers 251, series of 1864, to enable the commanding general to convene general courts-martial.

3. Captain P. C. Hains, Corps of Engineers, is hereby relieved from duty as chief engineer of the District of Louisiana, and will, under the direction of the chief engineer of this department, turn over the funds and property for which he is responsible. He is then granted a leave of absence for twenty days for the purpose of applying to the Adjutant-General of the Army for permission to accept the colonelcy of the Tenth New Jersey Veteran Volunteers.

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9. The Military Division of West Mississippi having been abolished, Captain James E. Harrison, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty as special inspector of cavalry of that division, and will report to Major General P. H. Sheridan, commanding Military Division of the Southwest, for orders.

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15. Captain S. S. Rockwood, commissary of subsistence of volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in this department, and will report to the chief commissary of subsistence of the Military Division of the Southwest for assignment to duty.

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18. Brigadier General J. P. Hawkins, commanding division of colored infantry, will detach from his division 1,200 men to remain at Carrollton, La., the commanding officer of the detachment to report direct to these headquarters. General Hawkins will proceed with the remainder of his division to Alexandria, La., as soon as transportation can be furnished and report to the commanding officer of the Northern Division of Louisiana. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:


Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS,. 1ST. DIV., U. S. COLORED TROOPS, Numbers 76.

Greenville, La., June 16, 1865.

I. The troops of this command will be held in readiness to embark at a moment's notice. Under instructions from department headquarters