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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 52.

Memphis, Tenn., May 8, 1865.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., May 6, 1865.

Major General C. C. WASHBURN,

Memphis:

You are authorized to administer the amnesty oath to rebel soldiers, but not to officers or citizens. It is now too late for them to be reaping the benefits of the amnesty proclamation, after having maintained an attitude of hostility for four years.

By command of Major General G. H. Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

Citizens who left our lines and sought refuge in rebeldom, and have resisted all persuasions to return until the present moment, will not be allowed to return to Memphis at present. Confederate officers returning to this district paroled from the armies of Lee, Johnston, and Taylor will not be allowed to wear their uniform or any badge reminding of their treason. Paroled enlisted men, or those who have taken the amnesty oath, will be required to divest themselves of their rebel uniforms as soon as they can procure other clothing, and they are given thirty days from the time of their coming into the district to do this.

By order of Major General C. C. Washburn:

WM. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 119.

Memphis, Tenn., May 8, 1865.

1. The enrolled militia of Memphis are hereby disbanded. All officers and enlisted men on detached service with this organization will report forthwith to their respective commands for duty. All ordnance and ordnance stores will be turned over to Captain D. S. Pride, depot ordnance officer. All regimental and company property, books, papers, and money will be deposited at the headquarters of Brigadier General M. T. Williamson, commanding, to await such disposition as may hereafter be ordered. All quartermaster's property belonging to this organization which has not been used will be returned to Colonel R. E. Clary, deputy quartermaster-general, and the money paid thereof be by him refunded to Brigadier General M. T. Williamson.

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By order of Major General C. C. Washburn:

W. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 73.

Memphis, Tenn., May 8, 1865.

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II. Lieutenant Colonel Otto Funke, Eleventh Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, commanding Third Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tenn-