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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., July 19, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Galveston, Tex.:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform You that information has been received at these headquarters from Washington that the Thirteenth Army Corps is to be consolidated and made into a division, which probably is the principal reason that directed the issue of the inclosed order.

I am, general, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

GEO. A. FORSYTH,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

[Inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIVISION OF THE GULF, Numbers 2.

New Orleans, La., July 19, 1865.

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5. In obedience to instruction from headquarters Armies of the United States Major General Gordon Granger is hereby relieved from duty as commander of the District of Texas and will report by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders.

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By command of Major General P. H. Sheridan:

GEORGE LEE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDIANOLA, July 19, 1865.

Major F. W. EMERY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Texas:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform You that the wharf at Lavaca is reported repaired to the end of first T-head and ready to receive vessels drawing not over six feet. There is no material for the Indianola wharf, and it probably will not be ready for five or six weeks. Lavaca is about five miles nearer Green Lake than Indianola. I therefore recommend that for the present all men and stores going to Green Lake or Victoria be landed at Lavaca.

With great respect, Your obedient servant,

JOHN C. PALFREY,

Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Texas.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 2.

Vicksburg, Miss., July 19, 1865.

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III. Brigadier General T. J. Lucas is hereby relieved from duty in this department and will report in person to the commanding general Department of the Gulf, at New Orleans, for assignment. Those members of his staff whose regiments are not in this department will accompany him.

By order of Major-General Slocum:

J. WARREN MILLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.