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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 133.

New Orleans, La., May 16, 1865.

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2. Captain H. B. Goodrich, commissary of subsistence, U. S. volunteers, is hereby relieved, from duty with Brigadier General J. Bailey, and will report to Brigadier General J. R. West, commanding Second Cavalry Division, for orders.

3. Captain B. F. Porter, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, is here by relieved from duty with Brigadier General J. Bailey, and will report to Brigadier General J. R. West, commanding Second Cavalry Division, for orders.

3. Captain B. F. Porter, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, is here by relieved from duty with Brigadier General J. Bailey, and will report to Brigadier General J. R. West, commanding Second Cavalry Division, for orders.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

May 16, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR, C. S. Army,

Meridian:

I have designated the commanding officer at Clinton, East Louisiana, to act as commissioner on my part in paroling any troops that you may find inconvenient to assemble at that place.

ED. R. S. CANBY.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mobile, Ala., May 16, 1865.

Colonel F. W. MOORE,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: You will hold your brigade in readiness for active service in the field. Camp and garrison equipage will be limited to field allowance as prescribed in General Orders, Numbers 22, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, February 22, 1865, except that the wagon will be allowed for every 200 men and two ambulances for every 500 men. Only one horses can be taken for each mounted officer. On the 8th of April instructions were issued from these headquarters for a supply of shovels (or spades) and axes to be kept hand. Present reports show too great a deficiency of those articles. Hereafter these tools must not be lost and wasted. Company commanders should not only keep them in their companies, but should keep them in good condition. You will immediately procure for your brigade one shovel (or spade) and one ax for each twelve, men and report as soon as you are supplied.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

H. D. PETTIBONE,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

(Same to Colonel Spicely.)

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Selma, Ala., May 16, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. HOUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the major-general commanding, that the railroad from here to Talladega