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SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 34.

Mobile, Ala., April 15, 1865.

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3. Paragraph 1, Special Field Orders, Numbers 33, from these headquarters, is hereby so modified as to require the Ninety-seventh Colored Infantry and the pontoon bridge belonging to the Engineer Brigade to remain at Blakely until further orders.

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6. Under instructions from Headquarters of the Army, Byt. Brigadier General C. B. Comstock, U. S. Army, is relieved from duty on the staff of the major-general commanding, and will report in person to Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Whistler, Ala., April 15, 1865-2 a. m.

Major F. W. EMERY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Thirteenth Army Corps:

Colonel H. M. Day, commanding Second Brigade, who occupies the front, reports that nine contrabands have just come in from Meridian, some of them with arms, who report that Meridian is occupied by Wilson's cavalry, that Selam is burned, and that General lee has issued a proclamation that all men of the Southern Confederacy found in arms against the Government of the United States after the 1st of April, 1865, will be considered and treated as outlaws. The colonel think this news entitled to credit.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. P. BENTON,

Brigadier General, Commanding Third Division, Thirteenth Army Corps.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Ala., April 15, 1865.

The major-general commanding directs that the troops of this corps take up the line of march to-morrow, 16th, in the following order: First, First Division at 6 a. m.,; second, pontoniers at 7 a. m.; third, Second Division at 7 a. am.; fourth, Third Division at 8 a. m. The division trains will accompany their respective divisions.

I am, very respectfully your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Numbers 92.

Barrancas, April 15, 1865.

1. In compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 27, paragraph 5, from headquarters Army and Division of West Mississippi, the Sixty-