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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 7, 1865.

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH,

Commanding Post and District of Mobile:

SIR: You will detail 100 men, with a sufficient number of commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Sixteenth Army Corps, to report at 8 a. m. to-morrow to Brigadier General G. L. Andrews, provost-marshal-general. The men will be provided with ten days' rations and the necessary cooking utensils. They are destined to accompany General Andrews to Meridian, where he will receive the paroles of General Taylor's command, and it is desirable that great care be taken to select an energetic and discreet commanding officer and orderly men for this detail. A soon as General Andrews can relieve the detail they will report directly to their respective commands.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV.,

THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 19.

Spring Hill, May 7, 1865.

During the absence of the brigadier-general commanding, Lieutenant Colonel J. A. McLaughlin, Forty-seventh Indiana Veteran Volunteers, will command this brigade.

By order of Brigadier General J. R. Slack:

W. E. CHURCH,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. 2nd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, AND U. S. FORCES,

Selma, Ala., May 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Mobile, Ala.:

There are about 175 Confederate soldiers at Marion (mostly in hospital) who are anxious to be paroled. There are some here who wish to be paroled.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV.,

THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 10.

May 7, 1865.

1. The colonel commanding takes pleasure in announcing the receipt of official notice at these headquarters of the surrender of Lieutenant-General Taylor, of the rebel army, and the forces within his command to Major-General Canby on the evening of the 5th [4th] instant, the terms of surrender being substantially the same as those of the Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant-General Grant. All acts of hostility by the troops of this command will therefore cease upon the receipt of this order against the forces embraced within and complying with the terms of the surrender, was being only waged against the marauder. He also wishes to express his hope and belief that this order will be carried out in its true spirit and meaning by the troops of this command, and