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D. C., June 2, 1865, is relieved from duty with the Second Brigade, Second Divison, Sixteenth Army Corps, and will report to Major General E. R. S. Canby, commanding Department of the Gulf, at New Orleans, La., for orders.

By command of Major General A. J. Smith:

J. HOUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., June 23, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

The President directs me to inform you that the has appointed James Johnson provisional Governor of Georgia, and Lewis E. Parsons provisional Governor of Alabama. Governor johnson has left for Georgia. Governor Parsons still here.

By order of the President:

R. D. MUSSEY,

Military Secretary.

EXECUTIVE OFFICER,

Washington, D. C., June 23, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

I am directed by His Excellency the President to inform you that W. L. Sharkey, appointed provisional Governor of Mississippi, left here for that State some time since.

By order of the President:

R. D. MUSSEY,

Military Secretary.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, june 23, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

General Humphreys his suffered so much in health from service on the Gulf that he is unwilling to go to Florida. Can you name any other office of suitable ability for that important command?

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE TENNESSEE,

Nashville, June 23, 1865. (Received 2.40 a. m. 24th.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

I recommend either General J. M. Brannan or General A. Baird to command the Department of Florida. They are both fully competent.

Brannan is senior to Baird.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.