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a number more gangs that infest Northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, in the vicinity of Purdy. I sent notice too all bands to surrender, and unless the demand is complied with I shall mount all the men possible by using train mules and hunt them down as outlaws. Using mules is the only way I have of keeping up a mounted force by which to keep the country quit. I send dispatch this day received from Mobile.* The line is now completed via Decatur.

EDWARD HATCH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 18, 1865.

Brigadier General EDWARD HATCH,

Eastport, Miss.:

The detachments of Forrest's cavalry should be required to surrender their arms and all public property, and be paroled before going to their homes. Please notify General Thomas of the movement of any such parties and take his directions.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS POST, Numbers 7.

Chattanooga, Tenn., May 18, 1865.

The following-named officers are announced on the staff of the colonel commanding, and will be respected accordingly: First Lieutenant E. W. Wood., Sixty-eight Indiana Volunteer Infantry, acting assistant adjutant-general; Captain J. P. Swisher, Thirty-sixth Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry, acting assistant inspector-general; Major J. W. Burch, Forty-fourth Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry, provost marshal; Second Lieutenant L. S. Rivenburg, Sixteenth U. S. Colored Infantry, assistant provost-marshal; Captain C. H. Deane, U. S. Volunteers, assistant quartermaster; Captain C. H. Toll, U. S. Volunteers commissary of subsistence; First Lieutenant L. W. Ayer, Second Minnesota Veteran Battery, ordnance officer.

By command of C. H. Grosvenor, colonel, commanding:

E. W. WOOD,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE EATOWAH,

Chattanooga, Tenn., May 18, 1865.

Colonel F. B. WOODALL,

151st Illinois Volunteers, Commanding at Kingston, Ga.:

COLONEL: You will receive in the name of the general commanding the surrender of all Confederate forces coming, in your lines for that purpose. Parole the officers and men and forward the paroles to these headquarters, You will of course give such terms only as those upon which Brigadier-General Wofford, C. S. Army, surrendered the forces, of his command.

By order of Brigadier General H. M. Judah:

HARVEY OFFICER,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See next, post.

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