War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0059 UNION AUTHORITIES.

MEMORANDUM.] WAR DEPT., PAYMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., June 22, 1865.

All veteran volunteers in batteries of volunteers artillery mustered out as organizations from Armies of Potomac, Tennessee, and Georgia, under recent orders, are mustered out "on account of their services being no longer required," and are entitled to balance of veteran bounty.

Heavy artillery follows the general rule, not that for filled artillery.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General's OFFICE, No. 328

Washington, June 23, 1865.

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5. Bvt. Major General J. D. Webster, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby temporarily detached from the staff of Major General W. T. Sherman, and will proceed without delay on a tour of inspection of the railroads of the Southern States, reporting upon their present condition and their ability to transport the U. S.mails.

In his report he will consider all the subjects mentioned in the letter of instructions which will be given him, and such other matters pertaining to the Southern railroads as in his investigations may suggest themselves.

General Webster is authorized to employ and take with him an experienced railroad man.

Upon the execution of this order General Webster will report to Major-General Sherman for duty.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, June 23, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

The Secretary of War directs that all troops belonging to the Missouri State Militia, authorized by General Orders, No. 96, of 1861, and yet remaining in service, be immediately discharged.

The musters out will be made under the regulations promulgated in General Orders, No. 94, current series from this office.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 25, 1865.

CHIEF MUSTERING OFFICERS UNITED STATES:

On the 22nd instant the following additional reductions of the effective volunteer infantry forces present were ordered, viz: Army of the Potomac, 18,000 men; Army of the Tennessee, 15,000 men; Middle Military Division, 7,000. The reductions will be made by the muster out of entire organizations of veteran regiments having the shortest time to serve, including all recruits and additions to said