HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, July 1, 1865.
I have telegraphed Major Almstedt to meet You at Loup Fork. If he does have no delay over one day and night for payment, as You are over a week behind the time You should have started. Why did You not get Your quartermaster's stores when You left here? I gave orders that You should go fully supplied.
G. M. DODGE,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 176. New Orleans, La., July 2, 1865.
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4. Major H. R. Putnam, aide-de-camp (captain, Twelfth U. S. Infantry) having been relieved from duty on the staff of the major-general commanding, will proceed to the city of Washington and deliver to the Adjutant-General of the Army the following flags, surrendered by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, at Meridian, Miss., on the 10th of May, 1865: One U. S. garrison flag, one U. S. storm flag, one U. S. infantry regimental flag, one Ninth Indiana Cavalry regimental flag, captured during the red River campaign in 1864; two Confederate flags, used at headquarters Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Having performed this duty Major Putnam will report to the Adjutant-General for further orders.
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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
HDQRS. NORTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, Numbers 1. Shreveport, La., July 2, 1865.
In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 165, current series, from headquarters Department of the Gulf, I hereby assume command of the Northern Division of Louisiana.
JAMES C. VEATCH,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,
Galveston, July 2, 1865.
Captain B. F. SANDS, U. S. Navy,
Commanding Second Division, West Gulf Squadron:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward herewith records and papers, public and private, captured by the rebels on the Harriet Lane and Morning Light. They have been delivered to me by an officer of the late so-called Confederate district court.
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,