War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0422 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., April 20, 1865.

WEST GULF SQUADRON, U. S. FLAG-SHIP STOCKDALE,

Off Mobile, Ala., April 20, 1865.

Steamers and other vessels beyond the lines of occupation by the military forces of the United States, owned in good faith by private individuals, if brought within our lines and surrendered to the authorities of the United States, will not be subject to seizure as captured property, and protection and safe-conduct is guaranteed to the vessels and property pertaining to them that may be brought in under this order. But this authority will not be regarded as determining any question of private interest involved in this property, or as a bar to any legal proceeding that may hereafter be instituted against it, nor will it be held to apply to any blockade-runners or to any other vessels in which the rebel Government is directly of indirectly interested.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi.

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding West Gulf Squadron.

GENERAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 29.

Mobile, Ala., April 20, 1865.

With profound sorrow the major-general commanding announces to this army the death by assassination of the President of the United States and of the Secretary of State. Appropriate funeral honors will be ordered by the War Department, but in testimony of the deep grief which prevails in this army the public offices will be closed, the flags will be displayed at half-staff, half-hour guns will be fired from sunrise until sunset, and minute guns from 12 m. until 1 p. m. at each post within the limits of this command on the day next succeeding the receipt of this order.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 109.

New Orleans, La., April 20, 1865.

1. Captain Will E. Church, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, is hereby directed to proceed to Mobile, Ala., and report for orders to Lieutenant Colonel C. T. Christensen, assistant adjutant-general, Army and Division of West Mississippi.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 39.

Mobile, Ala., April 20, 1865.

Captain P. C. Hains, Corps of Engineers, chief engineer, Department of the Gulf, will proceed immediately to this city and report to the chief