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[Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 9, 1865.

Respectfully referred to the lieutenant-general. Recommendations of the Chief of Engineers approved.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Inspector-General U. S. Army.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 279.

Washington, June 5, 1865.

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33. Major General James B. Steedman, U. S. Volunteers, will at once return to his proper command in the Department of the Cumberland accompanied by Major S. B. Moe, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 52.

Nashville, Tenn., June 5, 1865.

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V. In accordance with instructions received from Lieutenant-General Grant, the veteran portion of the Fourth Army Corps will proceed by the most practicable route to New Orleans, La., to report on arrival to Major-General Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi. Major-General Stanley, commanding the corps, will reorganize the command after detaching from the corps all the commands and men authorized to be mustered out under recent orders from the War Department affecting troops whose term of service expires prior to October 1, 1865. Transportation at the rate of eight teams and two ambulances to the thousand men to accompany the troops, together with the pontoon train of the corps, except the mules, which will be turned over to the quartermaster's department at this place. The organizations and men to be mustered out will be left in command of Brigadier General F. Van Derveer, who will remain at this place and establish a temporary cam for this purpose. Every exertion must be made to make the movement directed at the earliest possible date.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

HENRY M. CIST,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., June 5, 1865. (Received 10.25 p.m. 6th.)

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Your dispatch of the 3rd, containing instructions in regard to Governor Clark, has been received and shall be complied with. He leaves by next Saturday's steamer. Shall the same disposition be made of