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kept at Navy Cove until further orders. The same rule will prevail in regard to the transports and tow for which General Bailey, commanding Engineer Corps, is also directed to call on you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., March 25, 1865.

Captain PERKINS,

Assistant Quartermaster:

CAPTAIN: You will receive and receipt for five mortar-boats, with their equipments and the ordnance for the same, sent here by Acting Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, at the request of the major-general commanding. You will forward the boats, equipments, ammunition, & c., to Mobile Bay with as little delay as practicable, to be turned over to the chief of ordnance of this military division.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION Numbers 10.

March 25, 1865.

Whenever fatigue parties are sent beyond the picket-lines they must invariably carry their arms and ammunition with them and be under the charge of reliable officers.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 11. Deer Park, near Montrose, Ala., March 25, 1865.

All deserters, refugees, & c., presenting themselves at our lines will at once be sent under guard direct to these headquarters, and will not be detained by the officer receiving them, unless he deems an examination necessary in regard to matters in his immediate front.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, March 25, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding the army directs that you keep your command in readiness to take up the line of march as soon as the Sixteenth Army Corps has left camp. The men will carry the prescribed number of [rounds of] ammunition and four days'