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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 21, 1865.

Brigadier General A. ASBOTH,

Commanding District of West Florida, Barrancas, Fla.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding has decided upon establishing a military post at Apalachicola, Fla., to command the bay and the entrance to the Apalachicola River and the surrounding country, and to guard such public property as may be collected at that place, which for the present will be an auxiliary depot for the troops belonging to Brevet Major-General Wilson's command. The One hundred and sixty-first New York and Eighty-second U. S. Colored Infantry are selected for this purpose, and will leave here to-morrow or the following day in the Belvidere and other steamers under a naval convoy. The commanding officer has orders to stop at your post on his way to Apalachicola, and you will please either to accompany the force or precede them for the purpose of making the necessary arrangement for their permanent establishment. The post will be a dependency of the District of West Florida. The detachments of the First Florida and Second Maine Cavalry now in Northern Alabama have been ordered to return to Barrancas as soon as transportation can be furnished.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 21, 1865.

Brigadier General A. ASBOTH,

Commanding District of West Florida, Barrancas, Fla.

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you accompany in person to their place of destination the force selected for the new military post at Apalachicola, Fla., in order that the said post may be properly established in accordance with Special Field Orders, No. 67, paragraph 12, current series, from these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ON BOARD STEAMER CLYDE,

Off Fortress Monroe, May 21, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK, U. S. Army:

SIR: I have the honor to report the following-named prisoners and persons remaining in my custody on board this steamer after having made the transfers directed in your order of the 20th instant, viz: Jeff. Davis and family (a wife and four children); Clement C. Clay, and wife; Victor Maurin, major of artillery; George V. Moody, captain of artillery; Leland Hathaway, lieutenant of cavalry; Jeff. D. Howell, midshipman; William W. Munroe, private; John Messick, private; Miss Maggie Howell, sister of Mrs. Davis; two waiting maids, one white and one colored.

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

B. D. PRITCHARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Michigan Cavalry.