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order will be forthwith arrested and placed upon the works at Fort Pickering for such length of time as may be ordered by the general commanding the Post and Defenses of Memphis, to whom all infractions of this order will be reported. Merchants are admonished against making out false or fictitious invoices of good, and such as are found guilty of this species of rascality will suffer the closing of their stores and the confiscation of their stocks in trade.

V. The operation of this order will be continued only so long as the people manifest a loyal and friendly spirit toward the Government of the United States, and do not abuse the privileges hereby conferred. This order will take effect on Monday, March 13.

By order of Major General C. C. Washburn:

W. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

U. S. MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON, FLAG-SHIP BLACK HAWK,

Mount City, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Commanding U. S. Forces in the Field, City Point, Va.:

GENERAL: I request that I may be kept advised by copies of the orders on the subject being sent me of the limits of the different commands and of the names of the commanding generals of the military divisions and departments in the west. I transmit herewith a set of my General Orders issued since assuming command of this squadron, some of which indicate the necessity for the information I have requested.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, yours,

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, March 11, 1865.

Rear-Admiral S. P. LEE,

Mound City:

Have heard from various sources that the rebel navy has been relieved from duty on the Atlantic coast and sent to Western rivers to destroy the river transportation, &c. Some of their officers and men have already been captured on the Tennessee, just below Kingston.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, No. 64. Nashville, Tenn., March 11, 1865.

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VII. In accordance with instructions received from the lieutenant-general commanding the Armies of the United States, Major General J. B. Steedman, commanding District of the Etowah, will forward without delay all officers and men belonging to the army with Major General W. T. Sherman to New Berne, N. C. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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