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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

Lieutenant General RICHARD TAYLOR,

Meridian, Miss.:

Your dispatch in relation to the officers of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad has been received. The president left there two days ago and is now at Shubuta. The vice-president is here and has been advised of the contents of your dispatch. He goes up the road to-day.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General GEORGE L. ANDREWS,

Meridian, Miss.:

Your dispatch is received. Please inform General Smith, at Montgomery, of the delay and give any orders that may be necessary in the name of General Canby. Impress upon him the necessity of moving the detachments called for promptly.

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mobile, Ala., May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH,

Commanding Post and District of Mobile:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that the desires that you have the detachments of First Brigade, Second Division, relieved as soon as possible, by troops of the First Division, from garrison duty at Fort Tracy and the fort at Blakely. One company at Fort Tracy and three companies, say, each fifty strong, at Blakely will be sufficient. These commanders will be embraced within the limits of your district. He also directs me to say that you will please relieve all troops of the Third Division now stationed at Whistler from the First Division as soon as the Third Division arrives, and direct that they report to their division commander without delay.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 3rd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 25.

McIntosh Bluff, Ala., May 9, 1865.

When the signal for starting is given, the flag-ship Cherokee will take the advance, and the other boats conveying troops will move in the order of brigades, right in front. They will be followed by the pioneer company, hospital, and other boats, carrying stores, &c. The Twenty-first New York Battery will immediately follow the First Brigade, and the Twenty-sixth New York Battery the Second Brigade. The signal for starting will be one gun, fired by the Twenty-first New York Battery. The boats will keep well closed up, and maintain the