War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0056 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISS., Numbers 59.

New Orleans, La., July 6, 1864.

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II. The four companies of the First Regiment Missouri Cavalry, now in the Department of the Missouri, will at once be relieved from their present duty and ordered to join the main portion of the regiment in the Department of Arkansas.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, July 6, 1864.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that Colonel Slack's brigade (the Forty-seventh Indiana, Fifty-sixth Ohio, and Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Iowa Regiments) be at once ordered to New Orleans to report to Major General J. J. Reynolds for embarkation.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, July 6, 1864.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

SIR: In answer to your letter of this morning, in relation to Colonel Slack's brigade, I have the honor to inform you that Brigadier-General Cameron, commanding District of La Fourche, has been telegraphed to send the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Iowa and the Forty-seventh Indiana Volunteers at once to Algiers, the commanding officer to report to General Reynolds for orders immediately on arrival at that point. The Fifty-sixth Ohio Volunteers were sent to the north to receive their veteran furlough by special orders of May 23, from headquarters Defenses of New Orleans. Is it desired that another regiment shall be substituted for the Fifty-sixth Ohio?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, July 6, 1864.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

MAJOR: In reply to your question as to the strength of Colonel Slack's brigade, I have the honor to inform you that there are 1,804 aggregate present for duty, 2,032 aggregate present, 2,986 aggregate.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.