Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

SPECIAL ORDERS No

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 160.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, La., June 16, 1865.

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 2. The District of Mississippi is hereby announced as a separate  brigade, in the sense implied by War Department General Orders, No. 251, series of 1864, to enable the commanding general to convene General courts-martial.

3. Capt. P. C. Hains, Corps of Engineers, is hereby relieved from duty as chief engineer of the District of Louisiana, and will, under the direction of the chief engineer of this department, turn over the funds and property for which he is responsible. He is then granted a leave of absence for twenty days for the purpose of applying to the AdjutantGeneral of the Army for permission to accept the colonelcy of the Tenth New Jersey Veteran Volunteers.

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9. The Military Division of West Mississippi having been abolished, Capt. James E. Harrison, Fifth U.S. Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty as special inspector of cavalry of that division, and will report to Maj. Gen. P. H. Sheridan, commanding Military Division of the Southwest, for orders.

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15. Capt. S.S. Rockwood, commissary of subsistence of volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in this department, and will report to the chief commissary of subsistence of the Military Division of the Southwest for assignment to duty. 

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18. Brig. Gen. J.P. Hawkins, commanding division of colored infantry, will detach from his division 1,200 men to remain at Carrollton, La,, the commanding officer of the detachment to report direct to these headquarters. General Hawkins will proceed with the remainder of his division to Alexandria, La., as soon as transportation can be furnished and report to the commanding officer of the Northern Division of Louisiana. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby:

 C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

 Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

 


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