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WASHINGTON, D. C., March 26, 1865 - 2.30 p. m.

Major-General PALMER, Louisville:

General Grant has directed that all cavalry horses purchased in the West be sent to General Canby till further orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 85.

New Orleans, La., March 26, 1865.

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4. Bvt. Major General B. H. Grierson, commanding Cavalry Forces, Military Division of West Mississippi, will proceed up the river as far as Memphis, Tenn., and, if necessary, to Cairo, Ill., for the purpose of expediting the shipment of the cavalry ordered from the Department of the Cumberland. Captain S. L. Woodward will accompany the general. On the completion of this duty they will return to this city.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 26, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send Veatch's division to the point where the Howard's Wharf road intersects with the road leading from the bay to this place; thence northerly to Martin Durant's place.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 26, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that your order Colonel Bertram to push on to D'Olive's Creek, and take a strong defensive position on its south bank, and, if possible, open communication with the gun-boats. Please march with the other two divisions to Durant's place; select your headquarters there and erect your defensive lines, occupying as much ground as possible.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Camp near Cyrus Sibley's Mills, Ala., March 26, 1865.

Colonel H. BERTRAM,

Commanding First Brigadier, Second Div., Thirteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you proceed to D'Olive's Creek by way of Starke's Wharf.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.