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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, U. S. FORCES, Numbers 4.

In the Field, Morganza, La., July 2, 1864.

I. You will proceed direct to Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va., and report to the commanding officer, where you will receive further orders through Brigadier-General Emory, commanding detachment of Nineteenth Army Corps. If stress of weather compels you to touch at any place you will, if possible, avoid Key West, Fla., where the yellow fever is reported as prevailing.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To Brigadier-General Emory for his information. Copy of this order furnished sealed to each commanding officer in charge of troops on vessels. To be opened on discharge of pilot.)

NEW ORLEANS, July 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General EMORY,

Commanding at Morganza, La.:

Report by telegraph the departure of each steamer from Morganza with the number of troops, horses, &c., on board.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 157.

Morganza, La., July 2, 1864.

I. The Ninetieth New York Volunteers having been transferred from the Second Brigade, Second Division, to the First Brigade, First Division, will immediately join its brigade and be held in readiness to move with it this morning.

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By command of Brigadier-General Roberts:

FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Morganza, La., July 2, 1864.

Captain FOSTER,

U. S. Navy:

CAPTAIN: The First and Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, leave here to-day and proceed to New Orleans, leaving only the Third and the cavalry at this post. Until the defenses of this place are completed and its guns mounted, the presence of some of your gun-boats would add to the protection and safety of the small command remaining. General Emory, before leaving last night, expressed to me his regrets that by culpable carelessness of troops your boats had been

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