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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, May 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the Peabody having arrived with the Eighty second U. S. Colored Infantry I will leave with the expedition for Apalachicola to-morrow morning. I beg to inclose copies of special orders issued relating thereto.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. ASBOTH,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.] SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Numbers 133.

Barrancas, May 30, 1865.

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2. The steamer George Peabody having arrived with the Eighty-second U. S. Colored Infantry on board, the whole fleet, consisting of the following vessels, George Peabody, N. P. Banks, Clyde, Hussar, and Tampico, will start to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock for Apalachicola with the following troops on board: One hundred and sixty-first New York Infantry Volunteers, Eighty-second U. S. Colored Infantry: Company C, First Florida Cavalry, Captain Meszaros; and fifteen men Second Maine Cavalry, under charge of Lieutenant Gillespie. Colonel L. L. Zulavsky, will see that troops, animals, and all supplies for his command, as well as those intended for Brevet Major-General Wilson, commanding, Macon, Ga., are properly distributed on the several transports. The general commanding will embark on the steamer N. P. Banks. Lieutenant-Commander Nath. Green, U. S. Navy, commanding convoy (U. S. steamer Itasca), is requested to assign the several transports their proper position before starting. The whistle signals agreed upon by the general commanding and commanding officer naval convoy, as given in the within code, will be strictly observed.

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By order of Brigadier-General Asboth:

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.] SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Numbers 133.

Barrancas, May 30, 1865

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6. The vessels composing the expedition to Apalachicola will start to-morrow at 9 a.m. in the following order: First, Peabody; second, Tampico; third, N. P. Banks; fourth, Clyde; fifth, Hussar. An interval of 400 yards between each vessel will be preserved.

By order of Brigadier-General Asboth:

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 3.] SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Numbers 133.

Barrancas, May 30, 1865.

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7. The following staff officers having been announced by Colonel L. L. Zulavsky, commanding U. S. forces for Apalachicola Bay, they will