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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 14. Fort Gaines, March 21, 1865.

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2. Captain William A. Gordon, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will, upon his arrival at New Orleans, La., proceed to Fort Gaines, Ala., and report to Brigadier General T. Kilby Smith, commanding District of South Alabama, for assignment to temporary duty. As soon as he is fit for field service he will join Major-General Osterhaus, chief of staff to the major-general commanding.

3. Colonel Moore, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, at Cedar Point, will, upon the arrival of the necessary transports, embark without delay and proceed to join the corps at Dannelly's Mills, on Fish River, Ala.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS,

East Fork of Fish River, March 21, 1865 - 4 p. m.

Captain J. D. ROUSE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report the head of my column near Magnolia, Fish River, and that I expect to get all my artillery and trains up and in camp by dark to-night. The camp-ground is very good, and there is enough room to accommodate a corps. The roads from this point (East Fork of Fish River) to Magnolia are very bad, owing to the late rains. I would also respectfully report that three brigades of the Sixteenth Army Corps and the pontoon trains have arrived and landed opposite Magnolia.

Hoping that the above will prove satisfactory, I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY BERTRAM,

Colonel Twentieth Wisconsin, Commanding First Brigade, Second Division.

Per M. E. EVERSZ,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY FORCES,

MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 9. New Orleans, La., March 21, 1865.

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II. The commanding officers of the First Florida and Second Maine Cavalry are hereby directed to report with their commands for duty to Brigadier General T. J. Lucas.

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By order of Bvt. Major General B. H. Grierson:

S. L. WOODWARD,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.