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NEW ORLEANS, July 12, 1865.

(Received 8. 25 p. m.)

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Has the order for military division been forwarded to me yet?

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION, OF THE SOUTHWEST,

New Orleans, July 12, 1865. (Received 2. 40 a. m. 13th.)

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Probably about $4,500,000 of bank securities, all worth their face, found in the hands of rebels at Shreveport. They were Louisiana State securities. If the Government has no claims on them I propose to turn them over to the State auditor. Please inform me.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

JULY 13, 1865.

Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War. I think Government should hold these securities until the President decides otherwise.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

JULY 13, 1865.

Approved.

E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 34.

New Orleans, La., July 12, 1865.

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5. The Eleventh Missouri Volunteer Cavalry is hereby transferred to the Department of the Gulf. The commanding officer will report with his command without delay to Major-General Canby for the purpose of being mustered out of the military service.

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By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHREVEPORT, July 12, 1865.

Major F. W. EMERY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Merritt's advance moved from here on the 4th. Detachments moved each day. The rear guard left on the 10th. Custer was at Alexandria on the 7th. Have no information as to his movements.

JAS. C. VEATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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