Please forwarded to this office without delay a list of the regiments you may select for discharges under this order, giving therein for each the strength, present and absent, respectively.
THOMAS M. VINCENT,
NOTE.- Similar orders sent to the commanding general Department of North Carolina to reduce the cavalry in that department to one regiment,and to the commanding general Middle Department to reduce the cavalry in West Virginia to one regiment.
II. Infantry and artillery (whose services are no longer needed) ordered mustered out under special instructions, of dates set opposite the organizations respectively:
Pennsylvania.- Two hundred and second Infantry, July 20.
Delaware. - Ahl's Independent Battery, July 20.
Tennessee. - Fourth Infantry, July 20, 1865.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WAR DEPT., ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, July 25, 1865.
By an act of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, approved September 27, 1862,the right to vote for certain State officers is given to volunteers or soldiers from that State in the military service of the United States, and provisions is made for the appointment of commissioners to the regiments of Minnesota Volunteers for the purpose of carrying out this act. It is hereby ordered that all such duly accredited commissioners from Minnesota be furnished with proper facilities for visiting the volunteers from that State, and allowed access to them for the purpose indicated.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WAR DEPT., ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, August 2, 1865.
ORDERS AND INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO THE MUSTER OUT OF CERTAIN VOLUNTEER WHITE TROOPS, VIZ, INFANTRY, CAVALRY, AND ARTILLERY, IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS, AND ARTILLERY AND CAVALRY IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
I. Troops in Department of Texas.
TELEGRAM.] WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, August 1, 1865.
Major General P. H. SHERIDAN, U. S. Army,
Commanding Military Division of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:
You are authorized by the Secretary of War to cause all volunteer white troops - cavalry, infantry, and artillery - serving in the Department of Texas, that you think can be discharged with, to be mustered out of service.
The musters out will be by entire organizations, including all additions thereto by recruits and from other sources. In selecting the organizations for discharge preference should be given to veteran regiments having the shortest time to serve.
The musters out, discharge, and payments will be made under the regulations promulgated in General Orders, 94, current series, from this office, except that officers and men who desire to receive their discharges and payments at the rendezvous where mustered out will be permitted to do so.
Please forward to this office without delay a list of the regiments and independent companies you may select for discharge under this order, giving therein