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with Texas beef. It can be purchased there for four cents per pound. I have had some inconvenience from the anomalous condition of my command and many delays in transportation of troops, but feel now "out of the woods. " I hope that this anomalous condition of my command will soon be rectified. The columns of cavalry which start from Shreveport and Alexandria under General Merritt are perhaps the best equipped and handsomest of the war. I think General Merritt has already started.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 29, 1865.

Major-General CANBY,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

The Secretary of War directs that no further work on field fortifications, which cannot be done by soldiers without hired labor, be carried on. Acknowledge receipt.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 173. New Orleans, La., June 29, 1865.

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10. The First Texas Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty in this department and will be reported by its commanding officer to Major General P. H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding Military Division of the Southwest.

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22. Captain W. B. Armstrong, assistant quartermaster of volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty with Thomas W. Conway, assistant commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands for the State of Louisiana.

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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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 21. New Orleans, La., June 29, 1865.

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3. Paragraph 2 of Special Orders, Numbers 4, current series, from these headquarters, directing Bvt. Brigadier General G. A. Forsyth, assistant inspector-general, to proceed to the mouth of White River, is so amended as to include the words "and Memphis" after the words White River.

4. Captain O. H. Howard, chief signal officer, with two enlisted men, is hereby ordered to proceed to Galveston, Tex., for the purpose of receiving signal property, and to communicate with Major General Gordon Granger

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