HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
Mobile, June 11, 1865. (Received 12 m. 15th.)
Major General M. C. MEIGS,
The six steamers mentioned in your telegram some time ago as having been ordered to report to me in Mobile Bay have not as yet arrived and nothing has been heard of them. Are they coming? The propeller steamers of the East Steamship Company would be very suitable for the navigation on the Gulf coast. Can any of them be sent?
ED. R. S. CANBY,
HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Mobile, Ala., June 11, 1865.
Major General P. H. SHERIDAN, U. S. Army,
Commanding Military Division of the Southwest, New Orleans:
GENERAL: Your dispatch received. I shall be off for Galveston at the earliest moment. The only transportation here is the Corintian and Exact, capable of carrying not to exceed 700 men, without animals or wagons. The Waarrior is unseaworthy. Can't you send over the N. P. Banks, Peabody, and two or three other more sea-going vessels?
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 151.
Memphis, Tenn., June 11, 1865.
I. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Department of the Cumberland, the following regiments of cavalry will be in readiness to embark on receipt of orders: Seventh Indiana, Twelfth Illinois, First Iowa, and Second Wisconsin. The regiments will take all their camp and garrison equipage and ordnance stores, and must be ready to move at a moment's notice. Those regiments on the line of railroad and at the various posts outside the city will at once be relieved and brought into their old camp-grounds near the city to prepare for leaving. Six days' rations and six days' forage will be drawn and made ready to put on the boats. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.
II. Commanders of the various posts District of West Tennessee (except Post and Defenses of Memphis) will forward to these headquarters without delay the names of suitable officers to act as provost-marshals at their posts.
By order of Bvt. Major General E. Smith:
W. H. MORGAN,
Brevet Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 59.
Nashville, Tenn., June 12, 1865.
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XII. The Second Tennessee Cavalry having reported at these headquarters, in pursuance with orders from headquarters Department of