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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 21, 1865.

Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron, off Mobile, Ala.:

ADMIRAL: A new military post will be established at Apalachicola, Fla., and the troops selected for that purpose will leave this city in the steamers Iberville and Banks probably to-morrow. I have the honor to request that a convoy may be furnished these boats to and from their place of destination.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

WEST GULF SQUADRON, U. S. FLAG-SHIP STOCKADE,

Off City of Mobile, May 21, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Army and Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: Your communication informing me that a military post would be established at Apalachicola and asking for a convoy for the steamers Iberville and General Banks, &c., has been received. Orders have been issued to the commanding officer of the Itasca to hold himself in readiness to accompany such steamers as you may desire to send. Please inform me when the transports will be ready to move.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding West Gulf Squadron.

SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS, OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, No. 69.

Mobile, Ala., May 21, 1865.

The detachments of the First Florida and Second Maine Cavalry now on duty with the Sixteenth Army Corps are hereby relieved from such duty, and will return to their former stations in the District of West Florida as soon as transportation can be furnished.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 55.

Mobile, Ala., May 21, 1865.

I. Captain Byron Porter, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, in accordance with Special Field Orders, No. 68, extract 3, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is assigned to duty with the Second Division and will report accordingly without delay to Brigadier General C. C. Andrews, commanding.

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By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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