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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, Numbers 20.

New Orleans, July 5, 1864.

Captain Oliver Matthews, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, in compliance with paragraph 4, Special Orders, Numbers 55, from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is announced as assistant adjutant-general of the Defenses of New Orleans, to date from the 2nd instant, at which time he reported for duty. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sherman:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 161.

Morganza, La., July 5, 1864.

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4. Brigadier General M. K. Lawler, U. S. Volunteers, will assume command of all the forces at Morganza.

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By command of Brigadier-General Roberts:

FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Morganza, La., July 5, 1864.

Colonel CHARLES C. DWIGHT,

Commissioner of Exchange:

Captain F. M. Ives, accredited by me with the flag of truce, asking information relating to prisoners to be exchanged under an arrangement with General Taylor, returned this morning, having delivered my letter addressed to Major W. M. Levy, the officer commanding advanced post of Confederates near Simsport, La. It will probably be several days before answer is received.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

New Orleans, July 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS,

Morganza:

Leave of absence was mailed you last evening. You can leave Morganza at any time, turning over the command to the next senior officer.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATON ROUGE, July 5, 1864-9.20 a. m.

Major G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The One hundred and eighteenth Illinois Mounted Infantry arrived at this post the evening of the 3rd. No other cavalry have arrived yet.

W. P. BENTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.