War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0672 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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nessee will, with 500 men of his command, mounted, armed, and properly officered, proceed to Grenada, Miss., taking command of that post in accordance with instructions received from headquarters District of West Tennessee. The command will be provided with several days' rations in haversacks, thirty days' rations of sugar, coffee, pepper, and salt, 200 rounds of ammunition, five days' of forage, and the necessary transportation to transport the same.

By order of Colonel J. P. C. Shanks:

E. J. MEYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 8, 1865.

Major General N. J. T. DANA,

Vicksburg, Miss.:

Be pleased to take immediate measure to complete telegraphic communications between Vicksburg and this place.

P. HJ. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

Will General Taylor be kind enough to cause this dispatch to be forwarded?

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 8, 1865.

Major General N. J. T. DANA,

Vicksburg:

The troops sent to garrison the posts in the interior, relieving troops of Lieutenant-General Taylor's command, will be selected from those that are best disciplined and under charge of intelligent and discreet officers.

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 8, 1865.

SECRETARY OF WAR,

Washington, D. C.:

I have the honor to recommend that the blockade of this port may be so far removed as to open it to coastwise commerce, and that the necessary custom-house and Treasury officers be appointed and sent out as soon as possible. An agent of the Post-Office Department for each of the States of Mississippi and Alabama should also be sent out.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.