HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U. S. COLORED TROOPS, Numbers 19.
Near Blakely, Ala., April 14, 1865.
The 30-pounder Parrott battery located on the right of Colonel Charles W. Drew's line is hereby designated Battery Wilson, in honor of Captain S. R. Wilson, Seventy-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry, under whose superintendence it was constructed.
By order of Brigadier General J. P. Hawkins:
SAML. B. FERGUSON,
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY FORCES, MILITARY DIV. ORDERS,
OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 2.
Blakely, Ala., April 14, 1865.
In obedience to instructions from the major-general commanding Military Division of West Mississippi the cavalry designated for the field is hereby organized as follows:
First Brigade, Brigadier General J. R. West commanding: Third Michigan Cavalry, Tenth Illinois Cavalry, Second New Jersey Cavalry.
Second Brigade, Brigadier General J. F. Knipe commanding: Tenth Indiana Cavalry, Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, Thirteenth indiana Cavalry, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, Fourteenth Ohio Battery.
Third Brigade, Brigadier General T. J. Lucas commanding: Second Illinois Cavalry, Second New York Cavalry, First Louisiana Cavalry, Second Massachusetts Battery.
The several brigade commanders will send reports and returns direct to these headquarters. The Thirty-first Massachusetts (mounted) Infantry and Fourth Tennessee Cavalry are hereby detached from the commands to which they at present belong, and will report direct to Major-General Canby for duty and orders. The Second Maine and First Florida Cavalry will report direct to Major General A. J. Smith for duty and orders. The following officers are announced on the staff of the general commanding: Major S. L. Woodward, assistant adjutant-general; Major P. Vroom, Second New Jersey Cavalry, acting assistant inspector-general; Captain W. C. Arthur, commissary of subsistence; Captain J. N. Givens, Second New Jersey Cavalry, acting assistant quartermaster.
By order of Byt. Major General B. H. Grierson:
S. L. WOODWARD,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,
Barrancas, April 14, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army and Div. of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to inclose, for the information of the major-general commanding, statements in regard to rebel movements at Montgomery, Greenville, and the interior of West Florida.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,