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the different lots before they were seized and what become of them since. Abstracts of this account-current book must be sent monthly to Washington, thorough these headquarters, to the War Department.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION

FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 26.

Mobile, Ala., April 18, 1865.

Until further orders the power to administer the oath of amnesty is hereby delegated only to Brigadier General G. L. Andrews, provost-marshal-general, Army of Division of West Mississippi, under such restrictions as are laid down by the proper military and administrative authority.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 37.

Mobile, Ala., April 18, 1865.

1. The acting ordnance officer at Fort Gaines, Ala., will immediately invoice and ship to Captain William S. Beebe, ordnance corps and expedition ordnance officer at Mobile, Ala., 2,000 stand Springfield rifle muskets, with accouterments, &c., complete. Brigadier General T. Kilby Smith, commanding the District of Southern Alabama, is charged with the execution of this order. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

2. Brigadier General Joseph F. Knipe will at once proceed, via New Orleans, to Baton Rouge, La., and there organize a brigade of cavalry for operations east of the Mississippi. The cavalry now at Baton Rouge will form the nucleus of the new brigade, and the commanding general Department of the Gulf will attach to it all monte organizations within the limits of his command which can be spared for that purpose. This command will be organized and completed for field service with as little delay as possible.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Office Chief of Artillery, New Orleans, La., April 18, 1865.

Commanding OFFICER BATY, A, 1ST MISSOURI LIGHT ARTY.,

Greenville, La.:

SIR: You will ship your battery, including horses and men, upon the steamer George Peabody at Bull Head Landing to-morrow morning the 19th instant, at 8 a. m., or as soon thereafter as the officers of the