Washington, June 24, 1865.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:
The following order has been sent to Major-General Slocum:
By direction of the President, the Department of the Mississippi has been created, to embrace the State of Mississippi. You are hereby to the command, with Your headquarters at Vicksburg, whither You will repair, and on Your arrival report by letter to Major General George H. Thomas, commanding the division. Acknowledge receipt.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
(Copy to Major General George H. Thomas, commanding Military Division of the Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.)
NEW ORLEANS, June 24, 1865.
Major General A. J. SMITH,
Major-General Canby directs that the regiments of the Thirteenth Army Corps now in Your district be sent to their destination as fast as transportation can be furnished by quartermaster's department. This without regard to the time of expiration of their terms of service.
GEO. L. ANDREWS,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 168.
New Orleans, La., June 24, 1865.
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4. Major General S. A. Hurlbut, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed to Belvidere, Boone County, Ill, and report by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army.
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17. Bvt. Major General T. W. Sherman, commanding Southern Division of Louisiana, will order the First Louisiana Volunteer Infantry to this city in order that it may be mustered out of service with the least possible delay. All officers and enlisted men belonging to this regiment now on detached duty are hereby relieved, and will report to their regimental commander. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:
J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,
Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,
New Orleans, June 24, 1865.
Brigadier General R. A. CAMERON,
Commanding District of La Fourche:
GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs me to inform You that if there are my Confederate scouts or men of the Confederate Army in Your district who have not been paroled and are, as