HDQRS. CAV. DIV., DIST. OF WEST TENN., Numbers 98. Memphis, Tenn., June 16, 1865.
I. The fleet of steam-boats composed of the following-named vessels, viz, C. E. Hillman, Autocrat, New York, Minneola, Leonora, Prairie Rose, and any others that may be added before leaving this port, will be under the command of the senior officer with the fleet, and no boat will at any time, without the consent of the commanding officer, become so far separated from the fleet as to be out of signal distance, and any boat shall render such assistance to the others as may be necessary during the trip. All the boats of the fleet will be governed by the signals from the flag vessel.
II. The Third U. S. Colored Cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel Cook, will proceed with all possible dispatch to relieve the Fifth Illinois Cavalry at La Grange, and report to Colonel J. E. Phelps for duty.
III. Colonel J. E. Phelps will have the Fifth Illinois Cavalry in readiness to proceed to Memphis by the cars that take to La Grange the Third U. S. Colored Cavalry prepared to embark with ten day's rations and forage on arriving at Memphis. This regiment will turn over to the proper officers at Memphis all surplus ordnance stores in compliance with Circular Numbers 65, Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C., 1864, and other unserviceable public property.
By order of Brigadier General B. S. Roberts:
B. K. ROBERTS,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 314.
Washington, June 17, 1865.
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3. Bvt. Major General W. L. Elliott, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of the Cumberland, and will report in person to Major-General Pope, commanding Military Division of the Missouri, for duty.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Johnsonville, June 17, 1865.
General A. WILLICH,
Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps:
GENERAL: You will move (as soon as you are ready) in command of the following boats, Jewess, J. H. Baldwin, W. F. Curtis, and Anna, to Paducah, Ky., and there remain until you receive further orders. You had better have the captains of the boats notified so they can be ready to start without delay.
By command of Major-General Wood:
JAS. N. DU BOIS,
Actg. Asst. Insp. General, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps.