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MOBILE, May 27, 1865

(Received 9.30 p.m.)

Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The troops for Apalachicola will embark by daylight to-morrow on board the Peabody.

A. FREDBERG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 75.

Mobile, Ala., May 27, 1865

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4. Brigadier General T. Kilby Smith, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from the command of the District of South Alabama, and will turn over the command, &c., of the district to the officer next in rank. Upon completion of this, General T. Kilby Smith will proceed to New Orleans, La., and report in person at the headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi for orders.

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

ALFRED FREDBERG,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 27, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Montgomery, Ala.:

General Hatch, from Eastport, will cover the country on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad as far south as Okolona, and on the Memphis and Charleston road as far east as Tuscumbia, with small posts fifty or sixty miles south of Tuscumbia and Iuka. Your command will probably extend as far east as the Chattahoochee. Make arrangements so as to connect with Wilson on the east and Hatch on the north. Report the dispositions you make you telegraph, so that I may, if necessary, replace some of your garrisons by troops from the Department of Mississippi. Keep in mind the reductions that will be made by discharges, and the consideration that your corps, with some addition of colored troops will probably have to garrison Mobile. The Thirteenth Corps will be required west of the Mississippi.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 27, 1865

Major General A. J. SMITH

Montgomery, Ala.:

Relieve General Gilbert from duty with the Second Division and order him to report as soon as possible to General Granger, at Mobile.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.