War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0896 KY.,S.W.VA.,TENN., N. & C.GA.,MISS.,ALA., & W.FLA.

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II. The district within the department thus thrown open to trade shall be bounded as follows:

On the north, by a line drawn from Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, to Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland; thence up the Cumberland, as far as the boundary of the Department of the Ohio, or to the mouth of Caney Fork; thence up the Caney Fork to Sparta; thence in a southeasterly direction to Washington, on the Tennessee River; thence down the Tennessee to the point of starting, and including Chattanooga and Cleveland.

The points within the above-described district at which trade may be opened are Nashville, Columbia, Franklin, Pulaski, Chattanooa, Cleveland, Decherd, Shelbyville, Winchester, McMinnville, and Murfreesborough, Tenn.; Athens, Decatur, Huntsville, and Stevenson, Ala.

III. The value of the stock of goods to be permitted for each of the above-named places, or such other places as supply stores may be opened at, shall be such as may be agreed upon by the post, district, or department commander, and the supervising special agent of the Treasury.

IV. For the sale of articles not coming within the meaning of this order, permits will be required from these headquarters.

V. Purveyors at the headquarters of the different corps, divisions, and brigades of this army, will be permitted to bring to the army articles for the use of the officers and soldiers serving at such headquarters, upon special permits to be renewed each month, approved by the general commanding the corps, division, or brigade, and in quantities not to exceed in value for each month, $800 for the headquarters of a brigade, $1,000 for a division, and $1,500 for the headquarters of a corps.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, No. 70. New Orleans, La., March 11, 1865.

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4. Captain T. J. Montgomery, commissary of subsistence of volunteers, will proceed without delay to Fort Gaines, Ala., and report to Captain W. W. Cantine, chief commissary of the District of West Florida and South Alabama, for assignment to duty.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICER OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this office this 11th day of March, 1865: Thomas Morgan, a scout sent out from Barrancas, Fla., March 3, states that there are three regiments of cavalry at Canoe Station, on the railroad; also a force of 1,000 at Pollard, with a picket