WASHINGTON, June 24, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army:
The following order has been sent to Major-General Slocum:
June 24, 1865.
Syracuse, N. Y.:
By the direction of the President, the Department of Mississippi has been coated to embrace the State of Mississippi. You are hereby assigned to the command, with your headquarters at Vicksburg, whither you will repair, and on your arrival report by letter to Major General George H. Thomas, commanidng the division. Acknowledge receipt.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
NASHVILLE, June 24, 1865.
Washington, D. C.:
Brigadier General Davis Thillson has reported here for duty. Has his resignation been accepted?
GEO. H. THOMAS,
HDQRS. 2nd DIV., FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 43. New Orleans, La., June 24, 1865.
Orders from the lieutenant-general commanding the army separates me from the division and assigns me to duty elsewhere. I leave the division with much regret; I had hoped and expected that I should share its fortunes during the remainder of its existence as a division, I shall ever remember the brilliant record of your services, my pleasant associations with you, and hope that my successor, whoever he may be, will receive the support so cordially given to me. Officers and soldiers, farewell.
W. L. ELLIOTT,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
HDQRS. 2nd DIV., FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 44. New Orleans, La., June 24, 1865.
In obedience to orders from corps headquarters of this date, I hereby assume temporary command of this division. Every possible effort of the general commanidng will be made for the comfort, health, and honor of the entire command. The heavy work of the war is over, and we have now to secure the fruits of the past labors, dangers, and sacrifices by a few months more of service, and then it is believed the regular forces will be equal to any remaining task, and you will all go home proudly conscious of a grand record. Every soldier ought to feel that an honorable discharge will be a most precious legacy for those he