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5. Paragraph 4, Special Orders, Numbers 85, current series, from these headquarters, directing Brevet Major-General Grierson to proceed up the river for the purpose of expediting the shipment of the cavalry, is hereby revoked.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

At Wilson's, two Miles east of Spanish Fort, March 27, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

The major-general commanding directs that you perfect the necessary facilities for the landing of supplies, &c., at the depot to be established at Belle Rose Wharf, and make a road for their transmission from that point to the road leading from Durant's to the bay road. The necessary details will be furnished for this purpose.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF THE WEST MISSISSIPPI,

At Wilson's, two Miles east of Spanish Fort, March 27, 1865.

Brigadier General K. GARRARD,

Commanding Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

Withdraw your troops to the south side of the creek, keeping only the picket-line on the north side.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

At Wilson's, two Miles east of Spanish Fort, March 27, 1865.

Brigadier General J. F. KNIPE,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

Push forward your cavalry as far as you can without injury to your horses. They are very much needed.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., March 27, 1865.

(Received 11.45 p. m. April 6.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

I urgently request that General Washburn be instructed to comply with General Canby's order for the shipment of cavalry from Memphis without further delay. Horses and arms badly need here.

B. H. GRIERSON,

Brevet Major-General.