the Second Division, One hundred and thirty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops; that of the Fourth Division, One hundred and thirty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops.
By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:
EDWARD P. INHOFF,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, May 27, 1865
Bvt. Major General EDWARD HATCH,
Your dispatch of the 24th received. General A. J. Smith has been directed to make corresponding dispositions of his troops, and to notify General Wilson and yourself.
E. R. S. CANBY,
CHATTANOOGA, May 27, 1865.
Major S. HOFFMAN,
Did you receive my dispatch of yesterday? Please answer at once, as I am anxious to know what to do with the command.
A. J. ALEXANDER
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27, 1865-7 p.m.
You may send Steele at once to the Rio Grande. I will also send the Twenty-fifth Corps. The cavalry can march as you suggest. A garrison should be got to Galveston with as little delay as possible.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Mobile, Ala., May 27, 1865.
Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,
Commanding West Gulf Squadron.
U. S. Flag-ship Stockdale, off Mobile, Ala.:
ADMIRAL: In the absence of the major-general commanding I have the honor to inform you that Major-General Smith, commanding U. S. forces, Montgomery has now in his possession the apparatus of the light-house belonging to Pensacola, with maps, &c., and that he will forward this property by steamer to this place on Monday o Tuesday.
I have the honor to be, admiral, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.