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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, March 24, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,

Chief Quartermaster, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: The army will be ready to start from here to-morrow morning, and Point Zeb will probably be the place where water communication can be established next. Any boats laden and sailing with stores for the front will find orders and instructions at the naval station at the mouth of Fish River. To meet the future wants of the command, you will please to have sufficient and assorted supplies of forage, rations, and ammunition shipped and brought up the bay, under convoy of the gun-boats, so far as the above-named Point Zeb. The schooners with the reserve ammunition aboard may be towed up. Let us find the transports off that point ready to be landed when the army gets there. You will also cause all means of transportation belonging to the army, in the field and still at Fort Gaines or Navy Cove, to be shipped aboard steam-boats at once and to follow the above convoy.

I am, colonel, with respect, your most obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, Fish River, March 24, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,

Chief Quartermaster, Mil. Div. of West MIss., Fort Gaines, Ala.:

The major-general commanding directs that you meet him on the day after to-morrow (Sunday, the 26th instant) at the point where our new base will be established, either at Howard's Wharf or at Point Zeb. Colonel Hinsdill has been similarly notified.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 82.

New Orleans, La., March 24, 1865.

1. Captain C. J. Dietrich, commissary of subsistence of volunteers, is hereby directed to proceed immediately to headquarters Army and Division of West Mississippi, in the field, and report to Lieutenant Colonel C. B. Hinsdill, chief commissary of the division, for orders.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 83.

New Orleans, la., March 24, 1865.

1. Paragraph 3, Special Orders, Numbers 81, from these headquarters, of March 22, 1865, is hereby revoked. Captain C. J. Walker, Second U. S. Cavalry, special inspector of cavalry, Department of the Gulf, will proceed to Memphis and, if necessary, to Cairo, for the purpose of car