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have all gone to Tupelo to meet the cavalry raid supposed to be under Grierson and marching from Memphis. General Adams, long district commander, has been ordered to the field and Chalmers is expected to succeed him.

Yours, truly,

K.

[Indorsement.]

This is as near true as the military authorities at Meridian can get it.

M. L. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 18.

Dauphin Island, Ala., March 14, 1865.

I. Brigadier General E. A. Carr, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters for duty, is hereby assigned to and will immediately assume the command of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.

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By command of Major General A. J. Smith:

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Fort Gaines, Ala., March 14, 1865.

Major General S. A. HURLBUT,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that one regiment of colored infantry be sent as early as practicable direct to Barrancas, Fla. He leaves the selection of the regiment to yourself and only mentions the Eighty-first as the one he would give the preference in case it could be spared without injury to the service.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 15, 1865.

General R. ALLEN,

Louisville:

The troops for New Berne, N. C., will be sent here via Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Huntsville, Ala., March 15, 1865.

General BEATTY:

GENERAL: The trains of the Third Division, together with the artillery brigade and pontoon train, will start for Chattanooga from this