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Head Quarters District of Alabama
Montgomery June 4th 1866

General Orders}
No. 1}

By direction of the President, the undersigned assumes command of as much of the Department of the South as comprises the State of Alabama.
The duties of Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees and Freedmen, will be discharged as heretofore.
Major General

Head Quarters District of Alabama
Montgomery June 10th 1866

General Orders}
No. 2}
The following named officers are announced as composing the Staff of this command:
Bvt. Col. C. Cadle Jr U.S.V. Chief of Staff and Inspector General,
Bvt. Maj. O. D. Kinsman U.S.V. Ass't Adjt. General,
Bvt. Lieut. Col. Edwin Beecher U.S.V. Chief Receiving and Disbursing Officer.
Surg C. J. Kipp U.S.V. Surgeon in Chief.
Capt. W.C. Arthur U.S.V. Commissary of Subsistance
Lieut. G. F. Browning V.R.C., A.A.Q.M.
Reports and returns required by existing regulations will be made by Post Commanders direct to these Head Quarters.
By order of 
Major Gen. Wager Swayne
A. A. General