War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0904 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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place, Colonel W. H. Dickey, commanding U. S. infantry, is authorized to withdraw that portion of his regiment stationed at Camden to Monroe, La., where they will rejoin the remainder of the regiment.

II. The Eightieth U. S. Colored Infantry, Colonel Mudgett commanding, will be embarked as soon as transportation can be furnished, and proceed to Alexandria, La., relieving the Eleventh Illinois Infantry, stationed at that point. Brigadier-General Dennis, commanding the post, will order the necessary transportation, and will see that the regiment is embarked.

III. The Eleventh Illinois Infantry Volunteers, stationed at Alexandria, La., coming within the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 64, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, will be relieved by the Eighth U. S. Colored Infantry, Colonel Mudgett commanding, and at once put en route for Baton Rouge, La., for the purpose of being mustered out. On arriving at Baton Rouge, La., Colonel Coates will report to Brigadier-General Lawler, commanding district, for orders. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Major-General Herron:

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Jackson, Miss., June 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. W. DAVIDSON,

Commanding at Natchez:

Major-General Osterhaus directs that You may retain Your headquarters temporarily at Natchez, though he is anxious to have You at Vicksburg. He wishes You to assign a good post commandant at Vicksburg, believing that command requires special attention. I received yesterday Your note to me. I trust that You found Your wishes to a certain extent anticipated. Have written You.

J. WARREN MILLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Jackson, Miss., June 16, 1865.

Colonel G. M. L. JOHNSON,

Thirteenth Indiana Cavalry, Commanding at Columbus, Miss.:

You will assume, and until further orders retain, command of the Sub-District of Northeast Mississippi, having Your headquarters at Colubris.

By order of Major-General Osterhaus:

J. WARREN MILLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., June 16, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Washington:

I earnestly request that General Dodge may not be removed from this command, at least not until the autumn. He is throughly acquainted with Indian affairs on the plains, has organized the various expeditions now moving in several directions against the Indians, and is so thor-