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HEADQUARTERS SECOND MISSOURI LIGHT ARTILLERY,

Omaha, June 29, 1865.

Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR,

Commanding District of the Plains:

Your dispatch of this date received and will be strictly complied with. There shall be no delay on my part.

COLE.

FORT MITCHELL, June 29, 1865.

Colonel N. COLE,

Second Missouri, Omaha:

Special Orders, Numbers 33, relieves General Heath. You must move Your column immediately. The battalion of Twelfth Missouri en route from Leavenworth is not for Your command. General Heath will communicate to You the verbal instructions I gave him. I will mail a letter of instructions to Columbus. Procure hobbles for Your horses if they can be procured already made; also guides who know the country.

P. EDW. CONNOR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

FORT MITCHELL, DAK. TER., June 29, 1865.

Brigadier General H. H. HEATH,

Omaha:

General Dodge decides that Colonel Cole is that ranking officer until You are assigned in Your brevet grade. Communicate the verbal orders I gave You to Colonel Cole.

P. EDW. CONNOR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, June 30, 1865 - 11 a. m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

New Orleans:

Muster out all the volunteer light artillery in Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 5. New Orleans, La., June 30, 1865.

All refugees from the State of Texas are notified that the troops of the United States Government are now in military possession of that State and that they can return to their homes with security. The major-general commanding taken this occasion to have it distinctly understood that no home guards or armed bands for self-protection will be permitted in the State, as the military force now in Texas, and hereafter to be sent there, will be competent to protect individuals and their property. The inhabitants of Texas are notified that it is and has been the policy of the commanding general to make neighborhoods infested