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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 129.

New Orleans, La., May 12, 1865.

1. Surg. Samuel Kneeland, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of the Gulf and is assigned to the charge of the general hospital at Mobile, Ala. Surgeon Kneeland will report to Surg. E. H. Abadie, chief medical officer of the division, for instructions.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, May 13, 1865 - 6.30 p. m.

SECRETARY OF WAR:

The papers captured at Lynchburg have just come in and will be forwarded to-morrow morning. If Jeff. Davis was captured in his wife's clothes I respectfully suggest that he be sent north in the same habiliments.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 13, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have reliable information that G. C. Torbett, president, and John A. Fisher, cashier, Bank of Tennessee, are now at Augusta, Ga., with the books and assets of said bank deposited in the vaults of the Bank of Augusta; also, that J. T. Dunlap, J. E. R. Ray, and Joel A. Battle, are at Augusta, having in their possession the archives of the State of Tennessee, carried off by order of ex-Governor Harris, and all the locomotives and a large number of cars belonging to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. I respectfully suggest orders be sent to the officer in command at Augusta to immediately arrest the above-named parties and seize the property, books, funds, and railroad rolling-stock, and hold subject to the requisition of the Governor of the State of Tennessee.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 13, 1865.

L. H. EICHOLTZ,

Chief Engineer, & c., Chattanooga:

How long will it take you to relay the road to Resaca with old rails? You may sent a party at once to repair the road to Kingston.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.