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16 Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala, Sept 27th 1865 General Order } No 15 } [[margin]] Fd [[/margin]] Bvt Lieut Col Edward Wright Paymaster U. S. Army having reported at this office in accordance with Special Orders No 454, Ex 27 Current Series War Dept, is announced as Chief Receiving and Disbursing officer and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By order of Brig. Gen. W. Swayne Maj and A.A.A.G Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala. Sept 28th 1865 General Order } No. 16 } [[margin]] Fd [[/margin]] Capt Thomas J Kerr A.Q.M U.S. Vols having reported for duty at this office in compliance with Special Orders No 64. Ex 3. War Dept Bureau of R.F & A.L is announced as Chief Quartermaster and will be obeyed and respected accordingly By order of Brig Gen. W. Swayne Maj & A. A. A. G. 17 Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala. [[crossed out]] Sept 29th [[/crossed out]] Nov 1st 1865 General Order } No 17 } [[margin]] Fd [[/margin]] Circular No 16 War Department office of this Bureau restores to the jurisdiction of this Office the District of North Alabama, heretofore detached. II All Orders and Circulars now in force within the District thus transferred, are continued, except so far as they conflict with orders from this office. III To Much of General Orders No 7 as exempts from its operation the Counties adjourning the Tennessee river, is hereby revoked. By order of Brig Gen Wager Swayne A.A.G. Office Assistant Commissioner, State of Ala. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala. Nov 28th 1865 General Orders } No. 18 } [[left margin]] Fd [[/left margin]] The following order is published for the information of all concerned. War Department Washington City, Nov. 11. 1865 It having been officially reported to this Department that a large number of animals marked as the property of the United States, are by exchange, abandonment or otherwise, in possession of citizens of Alabama, and employed in raising necessary food. It is ordered that the Assistant Commissioner of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, for that State, be charged with the