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the country will be furnished those who wish to go, so far as the cars run, and two days' rations to all who go. Orders for rations and transportation from Lieutenant Finney, superintendent of refugees, will be respected by the commissary and quartermaster.

By order of Major General C. C. Washburn:

W. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 153.

Vicksburg, May 9, 1865.

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4. Section 3, paragraph 4, of Special Orders, Numbers 151, current series, these headquarters, is so far amended as to designate the Ninth Indiana Cavalry as the garrison to be held in readiness to be sent to Gallatin, instead of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry, as therein named.

By order of Major General N. J. T. Dana:

FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

VICKSBURG, May 9, 1865.

(Via Jackson 11th.)

Major-General OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff:

Unless some white infantry is sent me I shall be compelled to detail colored troops at Brookhaven and Jackson. If this can be avoided it is advisable to do so, and I therefore request that at least one white regiment be reported to me at Jackson and another at Natchez or Brookhaven, whenever I receive orders to send garrisons to those places.

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

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

Off Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, Mobile:

SIR: I inclose herewith for your information copies of communications from the Honorable Secretary of the Navy in relation to the rebel ram Stonewall and Jeff. Davis and his cabinet, which have been received this day. A gun boat will leave this morning for Pensacola Bay and will take any communications you may have to send to that place.

I have the honor to be, sir,

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.] NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 28, 1865.

Acting Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: Information has been received from the U. S. consul at Tenriffe to the effect that the rebel ram Stonewall left that place, where she