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those galvanized chaps look down in the mouth and beg and plead, and when the fails they complain of a Government that don't protect them. Some Union men were murdered in the vicinity of Baker and Nine-Mile Creeks about one week ago by the guerrillas commanded by a man by the name of Porter. I hope to catch some of the gang, but may not be able.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. STANDISH,

Major, Commanding Tenth Michigan Cavalry.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 64.

New Orleans, La., March 5, 1865.

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5. Asst. Surg. J. T. Brown, U. S. Volunteers, will report without delay to the commanding general Thirteenth Army Corps for assignment to duty.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Numbers 52.

Barrancas, Fla., March 5, 1865.

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6. Lieutenant Colonel A. B. Spurling, with 200 dismounted and 30 mounted men from the Second Maine Cavalry, well armed and with one day's cooked rations, will embark on an expedition to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock on the steamer Matamoras. Lieutenant-Colonel Spurling will receive his instructions from the commanding general.

By command of Brigadier-General Asboth:

J. WM. HAIGHT, JR.,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 2.

Barrancas, Fla., March 5, 1865.

1. To carry into effect the provisions of Special Orders, Numbers 43, extract 3, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, the senior officer present with each brigade of this division will assume command of the same.

2. In addition to the reports already required, consolidated morning reports of their commands will be forwarded by brigade commanders to these headquarters on Monday and Thursday of each week.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier (DETACHMENT), SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 4.

Mobile Point, Ala., March 5, 1865.

In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 6, extract 2, dated headquarters Thirteenth Army Corps, Fort Gaines, Ala., March 4, 1865, the