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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 3, 1865.

Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Squadron, U. S. Steamer Stockdale, off Mobile:

ADMIRAL: I have the honor to state for your information that Lieutenant-General Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama Mississippi, and East Louisiana, agrees to surrender his force upon the same conditions as were given to General Lee's army. the arrangement will probably be consummated to-morrow at Citronella, where I have agreed to meet General Taylor for the purpose. If not inconsistent with your engagements, I should be pleased to have you accompany me to the place of conference.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 3, 1865.

Commodore J. S. PALMER,

Mobile, Ala.:

In taking leave of you I desire to express for myself and the officers of this command our sincere regret at parting, and our high appreciation of your services while in command or connected with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. The relations that have existed between the two services for the past year have been of the most intimate and cordial character, and have resulted in successes of which the friends of both the Army and the Navy have reasons to be proud. In this no one has been more active, zealous, and efficient than yourself, and the kindly official and personal relations that have existed will always be remembered with pleasure.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS, OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 35.

Mobile, Ala., May 3, 1865.

For the purpose of police and discipline, all troops arriving in the city and District of Mobile will report to commanding general of the city and district, and will be subject to any police regulations that may be established by him for the government of his command.

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 52.

Mobile, Ala., May 3, 1865.

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2. Colonel J. C. Cobb, Ninety-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry, is hereby assigned to the command of the Engineer Brigade, consisting of the