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HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, April 11, 1865.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: I have the honor herewith to inclose for the information of the President a correspondence between Major-General Wallace, U. S. Army, and Brigadier-General Slaughter and Colonel Ford, C. S. Army, forwarded by Major-General Walker with his response to General Wallace. * I have forwarded copies by the blockade from Galveston to Mr. Helm and requested him to send them by safe opportunity to Mr. Slidell. A copy of my letter of transmittal to him is herewith inclosed.

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

E. KIRBY SMITH,

General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, April 11, 1865.

Honorable JOHN SLIDELL,

C. S. Commissioner, Paris:

SIR: I have the honor herewith to inclose for Your information copies of letters from Major-General Wallace, U. S. Army, and Brigadier-General Slaughter and Colonel Ford, C. S. Army. * They may be of interest to You in Your official capacity abroad, evidencing as they do clearly the policy of the United States Government to enforce the Monroe doctrine and re-establish the Juarez Government in Mexico. Copies have been forwarded to Richmond.

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

E. KIRBY SMITH,

General.

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION,

Marshall, April 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-General BUCKNER,

Natchitoches, La.:

GENERAL: In compliance with paragraph XXIV, Special Orders, No. 82, Trans-Mississippi Department, I have the honor to report my arrival at this place with my division, consisting of four Arkansas brigades, and ask for further instructions.

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

T. J. CHURCHILL,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF INDIAN TERRITORY, No. 95. Fort Towson, C. N., April 12, 1865.

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VIII. Paragraph IV, General Orders, No. 7, series of 1864, from these headquarters, is hereby so amended as to require the consent of the district commander before any white person can be received into Indian commands.

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*Not found with Confederate archives, but see Wallace to Grant, p. 457.

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