HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI,
Jackson, Miss., June 19, 1865.
Colonel OTTO FUNKE,
General Maltby will take command of the Sub-District of Northwest Mississippi and arrive at Grenada to-morrow. An officer of his staff is probably there now and will arrange things with You. Obey all orders from Your superiors at Memphis until You are ordered to do otherwise.
By command of Major-General Osterhaus:
J. WARREN MILLER,
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST LOUISIANA, Numbers 17.
Baton Rouge, June 19, 1865.
1. The Sixty-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry will be relieved from duty at Port Hudson and will proceed immediately to Baton Rouge. Upon arriving at Baton Rouge it will be reported to the commanding officer of the district.
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By command of Bvt. Major General M. K. Lawler:
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,
Shreveport, La., June 19, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Gulf:
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your letter of instructions of the 7th instant in relation to the records and papers of the State government lately located here. One of the first things attended to upon my arrival was to serve a notice upon each of the State officers requiring them to transfer without delay and in good condition to Captain C. E. Stevens, of my staff, all public records pertaining to the State. This was done, and I believe that everything of value was delivered. This property was boxed up and forwarded by steam-boats to department headquarters by special messenger. I did not cause duplicate invoices to be made, but complete invoices accompanied the property, and duplicates can easily be made. Among the property a large amount of securities belonging to the New Orleans banks was surrendered by the treasurer, and were sent to New Orleans in charge of Mr. Graham, of the First National Bank.
I have the honor to be, Your very obedient servant,
F. J. HERRON,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,
Galveston, Tex., June 19, 1865.
Major General P. H. SHERIDAN, U. S. Army:
GENERAL: I arrived here this morning. I found here the brigade of the Twenty-fifth Army Corps, which was to have proceeded to Corpus