NEW ORLEANS, July 14, 1865.
(Received 1. 50 a. m. 15th.)
General E. D. TOWNSEND,
GENERAL: In a telegram of July 6 the lieutenant-general notifies me Indian Territory and Arkansas are in my military division. In Your telegram to me of July 13 only Mississippi, Texas, and Florida are mentioned. Notify me if this change has been made. The department commander for Mississippi is not named. Has any been appointed? The telegram has become so confused in its transmission that I cannot well rely on it.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS, Numbers 21.
Galveston, Tex., July 14, 1865.
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4. Lieutenant-Colonel Chandler, chief quartermaster, will take possession of all serviceable railroad iron and railroad ties at or near the point not immediately necessary to the efficiency of the road from Galveston to Houston, for the use of the Government in the repair of the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railway. The material thus collected will be sent to Indianola as soon as possible.
By order of Major-General Granger:
F. W. EMERY,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HOUSTON, July 14, 1865.
Major F. W. EMERY,
The Twenty-third Iowa is at Harrisburg, and the One hundred and fourteenth Ohio at this place waiting to be mustered out. The Thirtieth Missouri relieved the Twenty-third Iowa at Columbus. Seven companies of the Twenty-ninth Illinois are at Millican and two at Brenham. I have ordered one company of the Thirty-fourth Iowa to go to Liberty for ten days. Major, with the approval of the general commanding the District of Texas, I will send troops to those accessible points where their presence for a few days promises a benefit to the cause of loyalty, safety, and industry.
C. C. ANDREWS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 1.
Vicksburg, Miss., July 14, 1865.
By direction of the President of the United States, the Department of Mississippi has been created, embracing the State of Mississippi. Pursuant to the order of the Secretary of War, of date June 24, 1865, I hereby assume command of the department. The following staff officers are announced: Captain J. Warren, Miller, assistant adjutant-general; Major and Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel E. W. Guindon, Captain and Bvt. Major W. W. Moseley, Captain and Bvt. W. G. Tracy, aides-de-camp.
H. W. SLOCUM,