him from Vicksburg in readiness for immediate embarkation. The artillery of the division is to accompany the troops. The two four-gun batteries formerly selected by General Totten for the sea expedition will embark with the troops under Major General F. Steele.
P. J. OSTERHAUS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
NEW ORLEANS, [May] 26, 1865
Please direct all the medical officers within your reach to give every possible assistance to the sufferers by the late explosion. Issue rations to the families of all who were dependent on persons who have been killed or disabled. Advise me by telegraph whether you need any assistance from this city.
E. R. S. CANBY,
MOBILE, May 26, 1865
(Received 11 a.m. 27th.)
Your dispatch regarding sufferers from explosion received. Your wishes have been fully anticipated and no further assistance is required.
HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Mobile, Ala., May 26, 1865. (Received 11.15 a.m. 27th.)
Major General P. J. OSTERHAUS,
Chief of Staff, New Orleans:
GENERAL: Your dispatch received and orders given accordingly, but the dispositions you have made leave me without a general officer, Slack's brigade leaves for New Orleans this evening and Dennis' to-morrow morning.
HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8.
Mobile, Ala., May 26, 1865.
Bvt. Major General C. C. Andrews, U. S. Volunteers, in addition to the Second Division is assigned to the command of the Post and District of Mobile, relieving Brigadier General E. S. Dennis, U. S. Volunteers.
By order of Major-General Granger:
F. W. EMERY,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 60.
Mobile, Ala., May 26, 1865
1. The First Division will proceed to New Orleans by the first transportation which can be furnished, reporting there for orders to the