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| [[?]] Bt Maj A.A.A.G. | Endorsement of Communication of Lieut Fielding Neale Sub Comr Dist of Vicksburg. Forwarding affidavit of Hal Burgess relative to assault upon him by Col Helvesteen of Saltillo W.21.F.B.D.C.1866 Hd Qrs Dept of Miss Hd Qrs Dept of Miss
Bu R.F. & A L July 24th 1866 Respectfully referred to Major Smith S.C.D Columbus, who will upon the appearance of this man see the case referred to the proper commissioner under the "Civil Rights Bill" for adjudication, Before the man appears & while waiting for him, Maj Smith will make proper inquiries as to the truth of these statements & communicate facts ascertained to this Office. By Order of Maj Genl & Th. J. Wood Sd A.W. Preston Bt. Major. A.A.A.G. |

| Preston A.W A.A.A.G. 20 | Bu R.F. and A L Office Sub Commissioner  Columbus Miss July 27th 1866 Respectfully returned to Bvt Major A W. Preston A.D.C. & AAA Gnl. Bureau R.F & A L for State of Miss with the information that there is no Saltillo in this County. the only place of that name in this district is in Itawamba County Geo. S. Smith Bvt Major Sub Comr |

| Preston A.W. Capt & A.A.A.G. 18/21 | Continuation of an Endorsement on a communication from James McAmis Mayor of Corinth concerning the killing of two negroes near that place. M-4-FBDO-1866 Head Qrs. Dept of Miss Bureau Refugees Freedmen &c. Vicksburg July 26/66. Respectfully returned to Major Smith for more definite information as to the case prior to the date of these letters from Mr. Amis By Order of Maj Gen Wood Sd. A W. Preston A.A.A.G. Bureau Refugees Freemen &c  Office Sub Commissioner Columbus Miss July 28th 1866 Respectfully returned to Major A.W. Preston A.D.C. & AAAG. Bu R.F. & A L State of Miss with the information that having observed in the "Corinth News" of July 5th an account of the killing of two negroes in that vicinity and the apathy exhibited by the Civil Authorities concerning the affair, I wrote his honor the Mayor of Corinth on the subject- These letters were recd in reply there to. Your attention is invited to the accompanying papers since received Geo. S. Smith Capt Bvt Major Sub Comr |