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MERIDIAN, May 19, 1865.

(Received 20th.)

Brigadier-General McARTHUR,

Commanding First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

I sent one regiment, Ninety-third Indiana, to Gainesville, Ala., to day to garrison that place. Nothing new.

W. L. McMILLEN,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Selma, Ala., may 19, 1865.

Mr. R. B. GORSUCH,

Selma, Ala.:

SIR: I am instructed by the general commanding to request you to please take charge of all the property at the Confederate Iron-Works at Briarfield, Ala., and hold the same, subject to his orders or the orders of the proper military authority of the United States. You will please warn all persons against taking away or destroying this property. Any person taking or injuring this property will be punished.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. F. RANDALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., U. S. COLORED TROOPS, Numbers 58.

Near Mobile, Ala., May 19, 1865.

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III. The following, transfers are hereby made and will take effect at once: Seventy-third U. S. Colored Infantry to Third Brigade, Forty-eighth U. S. Colored Infantry to First Brigade. Colonel f. M. Crandal, Forty-eighth U. S. Colored Infantry will immediately assume command of the First Brigade.

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V. The troops of this command excepting the Eighty-second and Eighty-sixth Regiments, will move camp to-morrow morning at 4 o'clock. Reveille will be at 3 o'clock. The new camp will be at the race track, on the Shell road, and six miles from Mobile. The troops march under conduct of the brigade commanders.

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By order of Brigadier General J. P. Hawkins:

SAM B. FERGUSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, May 19, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have just arrived at this point on board the steamer Clyde, in charge of a party of prisoners from Macon, Ga., consisting of Jeff. Davis and family, Alexander H. Stephens, C. C. Clay and wife, Major-General Wheeler, and staff, Postmaster General Reagan, Colonel Lubbock, aides-de-camp to Davis, and Harrison, his private secretary, besides several other