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The 2,000 sacks of grain sent by the Starlight and Tarascon gives eight days' rations of grain for 4,000 animals (ten pounds to the ration.).

C. G. S.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., March 22, 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 22nd day of March, 1865: Lieutenant Curtiss reports from Baton Rouge, March 18, that Colonel Scott took with him from Eastern Louisiana the First, Third, and Fifth Regiments Louisiana Cavalry and Ogden's battalion, from 800 to 1,000. He is reported to have gone in the direction of Mobile. Other reports represent him in Northern Mississippi with Forrest. The forces now in the District of East Louisiana are Colonel Frank Powers' Fourth Louisiana Cavalry and Colonel Griffith's Eleventh Arkansas Mounted Infantry, with a few companies of independent scouts, numbering in all about 800 men. On the 15th Colonel Powers was at Greensburg, Saint Helena Parish, and headquarters of district at Beaver Creek. Lieutenant Curtiss thinks the enemy are making preparations to evacuate the country this side of Pearl River.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. JACKSON,

Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton.)

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 81.

New Orleans, La., March 22, 1865.

1. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 2, dated headquarters Cavalry Forces, Military Division of West Mississippi, March 13, 1865, which announces Major P. D. Vroom, Second New Jersey Cavalry, as acting assistant inspector-general of the Cavalry Forces, Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby approved.

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3. Captain James E. Harrison, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, special inspector of cavalry of this division, will proceed without delay to Memphis, Tenn., for the purpose of urging forward the cavalry ordered from there by letter from these headquarters March 4, 1865. He will return to this city with as little delay as possible.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL HDQRS. ARMY AND DIV. OF WEST MISS., FIELD ORDERS,

On Board Steamer Mustang, Weeks' Bay, Numbers 15. Mouth of Fish River, Ala., March 22, 1865.

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2. Brigadier-General Knipe, or the officer in command of his cavalry at Navy Cove, Ala., will hold his troops in preparation to move forward by the road taken by General Granger as soon as detachments of 1,500 to 2,000 horses have been collected. He will take care that