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but it was too late; nothing has come up. I have ordered large amounts of hay to be cut, but it will have tho be hauled eight miles and cross the river. I do not know how much they will succeed in getting in

With much respect, You obedient servant,

ALF. SULLY,

Brevet Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 21, 1865-10,42 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN, New Orleans, La.:

Direct commanding officer at Brazos to countermand order for purchase of cavalry horses. At present cavalry can be kept up in Texas by discharging cavalry regiments and giving their horses to troops retained. The Quartermaster's Department has a large supply of horses, too, that can be shipped if required.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 3. Vicksburg, Miss., July 21, 1865.

The following officers are announced upon the staff of the general commanding the department: Colonel Henry M. Whittlesey, chief quartermaster; Colonel S. H. Sturdevant, chief commissary of subsistence; Colonel Van E. Young, Forty-ninth U. S. Colored Infantry, provost-marshal-general; Lieutenant Colonel George S. Kembe, surgeon of volunteers, medical director; Captain George A. Williams, First U. S. Infantry, chief mustering officer; Captain J. H. Landers, Eighth New Hampshire Veteran Infantry, assistant commissary of musters; Captain Samuel Caldwell, Eighth Illinois Veteran Infantry, judge-advocate.

By order of Major-General Slocum:

J. WARREN MILLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 4. Vicksburg, Miss., July 21, 1865.

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V. The Sixty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry is transferred from the Western to the Southern District of Mississippi, and will be immediately reported to Brevet Major-General Davidson, at Natchez, for assignment. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By order of Major-General Slocum:

J. WARREN MILLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

Shreveport, La., July 21, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Gulf:

COLONEL: I send by Lieutenant Vance, adjutant Forty-seventh Indiana Infantry, dispatches in relation of to affairs in the Indian country. *

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* See pp. 1095-1107.

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