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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 6.

Fort Gaines, Ala., March 4, 1865.

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2. Colonel Henry Bertram, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters for duty, will without delay assume command of the First Brigade, Second Division.

By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Barrancas, Fla., March 4, 1865.

In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 1, dated headquarters U. S. Forces, Barrancas, March 4, 1865, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. The following officers are announced on the staff of the brigadier-general commanding: Surg. Victor H. Coffman, Thirty-fourth Iowa Volunteers, surgeon in charge; Captain George Monroe, assistant adjutant-general; Captain Arden R. Smith, commissary of subsistence; Lieutenant Ezra T. Champlin, Third Minnesota Veteran Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant Heman D. Pettibone, Third Minnesota Veteran Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant John McAndrew, Thirty-fourth Iowa Volunteers, acting assistant quartermaster; Lieutenant John Macy, Sixty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, acting ordnance officer.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Barrancas, Fla., March 4, 1865.

In pursuance of General Orders, Numbers 2, dated headquarters Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, Barrancas, Fla, March 4, 1865, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. The staff will be announced hereafter. In addition to the reports already required, consolidated morning reports of their commands will be forwarded by regimental commanders on Monday and Thursday of each week.

W. T. SPICELY,

Colonel Twenty-fourth Indiana Vol. Infty., Commanding Second Brigade.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., March 4, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps, Chalmette, La.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that 2,000 troops of your command be held in readiness to embark early to-morrow morning on the Guiding Star for Mobile Bay. The troops will be selected from the best disciplined, and the officers in command will be particu-