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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, May 29, 1865.

TELEGRAM TO COMMANDING GENERALS OF ALL ARMIES AND DEPARTMENTS, EXCEPT ARMIES OF THE POTOMAC, TENNESSEE, AND GEORGIA, AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE EAST, PACIFIC, NEW MEXICO, AND NORTHERN DEPARTMENT.

The Secretary of War directs that all volunteer organizations of white troops in your command whose terms of service expire between this date and September 30 next, inclusive, be immediately mustered out of service.

The musters out will be made with existing regimental and company organizations, and under the regulations promulgated in General Orders, No. 94, of the 15th instant, from this office.

All men in the aforesaid organizations whose terms of service expire subsequent to October 1 will be transferred to other organizations from the same State; to veteran regiments when practicable, and when no practicable to regiments having the longest time to serve.

It is proper to add that this order will discharge as follows:

First. The three-years" regiments that were mustered into service under the call of July 2, 1862, and prior to October 1 of that year.

Second. Three-years" recruits mustered into service for old regiments between the same dates.

Third. One-year's men for new and old organizations who entered the service prior to October 1, 1864.

Should your command be reduced prejudicially to the service by this order, you are authorized to suspend it in whole or in part, promptly notifying the Adjutant-General of the Army, with a view to receiving further instructions.

Please acknowledge receipt of this.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

TELEGRAM.] WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 29, 1865.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac.

Major General JOHN G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

CIRCULAR TO COMMANDING GENERALS ARMIES OF GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE, THROUGH HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

The Secretary of War directs that all the volunteer artillery of your command (army) be immediately mustered out and discharged.

For this arm of the service General Orders, No. 94, current series, from this office, is so modified as to allow said troops to be sent to their respective States, there to be mustered out under the direction of the chief mustering officer of the State.

Prior to their departure all public property will be turned over to the proper officers of the supply departments concerned for the command with which they may be serving.

The troops should be placed en route with the least practicable delay, and forwarded to the respective rendezvous in their State at or nearest which they were mustered in.

Please acknowledge receipt of this.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, June 5, 1865.

TELEGRAM TO COMMANDING GENERALS OF ALL ARMIES AND DEPARTMENT, EXCEPTING DEPARTMENTS OF THE EAST AND THE NORTHERN.

The Secretary of War directs that all dismounted volunteer cavalry of your command be immediately discharged the service.

The musters out will be made by commissaries of musters and their assistants, and the troops afterward forwarded to their respective States for payment.

The general principles of General Orders, No. 94, current series, from this office, will be applied in executing this order.