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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 96.

Memphis, Tenn., June 14, 1865.

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IV. In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 154, extract 2, headquarters District of West Mississippi, dated at Memphis, Tenn., June 14, 1865, the commanding officers of the Second Wisconsin, First Iowa, Seventh Indiana, Twelfth Illinois, and Fifth Illinois Cavalry will embark their regiments, as fast as they arrive, on board the steamers now at the levee in this city, and proceed with them to Alexandria, La., reporting upon their arrival to Major-General Merritt, or the commanding officer at that place. The senior officer on board of each steamer will assume command of it, and will be held responsible for the good behavior of his men. He will also see that none of his command are permitted to straggle through the city, or at any intermediate place between here and Alexandria, La. Lieutenant Colonel A. G. McQueen, acting assistant inspector-general, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, is charged with the embarking of these regiments.

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By order of Brigadier General B. S. Roberts:

B. K. ROBERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 15, 1865-9.30 a.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Have the regiments of cavalry directed by telegraph, June 9 from these headquarters, to report to Major-General Sheridan at Shreveport, La., been ordered there?

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, TENN., June 15, 1865.

(Received 2.35 p.m.)

Bvt. Major General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

The regiments of cavalry named in your dispatch of 9th were ordered off on the 10th. A copy of order was sent by telegraph to Memphis.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 62.

Nashville, Tenn., June 15, 1865.

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VII. The following-named regiments are hereby assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, Department of the Cumberland: One hundred and fifty-fourth Illinois Volunteers and One hundred and fifty-first Indiana Volunteers. The commanding officers will report in person with their commands to Bvt. Brigadier General E. C. Mason, commanding, for further orders.

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