HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 132.
New Orleans, La., May 15, 1865.
1. The cavalry assigned to the command of Brigadier General J. R. West, U. S. Volunteers, will constitute the Second Division of Cavalry, Military Division of West Mississippi, and will comprise the following organizations: First Brigade, Brigadier General J. F. Knipe commanding-Fourth Tennessee Cavalry, Third Maryland Cavalry, Eighteenth New York Cavalry, Fourteenth New York Cavalry. Second Brigade, Brigadier General J. Bailey commanding-Third Michigan Cavalry, Fourth Missouri Cavalry, Tenth Illinois Cavalry.
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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:
C. H. DYER,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. 3rd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 25.
Near Mobile, Ala., May 15, 1865.
This command will be held in readiness to move at an hour's notice. The allowance of tents and equipage will be in accordance with General Orders, Numbers 22, current series, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi. One wagon will be allowed to every 200 men. All surplus baggage and equipage must be immediately stored in Mobile, the place to be designated by the quartermaster. Officers entitled to be mounted are limited to one horse, and all in excess of this allowance will be left behind. Rations to include the 20th instant will be immediately drawn for the troops. Fifty rounds of ammunition will be carried on the persons of the men and the chests of the batteries filled.
By order of Brigadier General W. P. Benton:
J. D. ROUSE,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. FIRST DIV.., 16TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 86.
Selma, Ala., May 15, 1865.
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III. Colonel W. R. Marshall, commanding Third Brigade, is hereby assigned to post and garrison duty with his command at Selma, Ala., his authority as such to date from the date he assumed command.
By command of Brigadier General J. McArthur:
W. H. F. RANDALL,
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Talladega, Ala., May 15, 1865.
Major S. L. WOODWARD,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Forces:
MAJOR: Pursuant to orders, I left Montgomery on the 10th instant with my command and arrived at this point on the evening of the 13th, moving via Wetumpka, Rockford, Sylacauga, and Mardisville. the roads were found practicable for military movements, but were somewhat rocky and hilly. All the streams were fordable at this stage of