War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0082 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 61.

New Orleans, July 8, 1864.

I. Upon the recommendation of the chief of artillery of the Department of the Gulf the Second Ohio Independent Battery, now at Morganza, La., is hereby ordered to New Orleans, La., for the purpose of being refitted. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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III. Paragraph I, Special Orders, Numbers 58, current series, from these headquarters, relieving Colonel N. A. Dudley, Thirtieth Massachusetts Volunteers, from duty with Brigadier General J. W. Davidson, chief of cavalry of this division, and ordering him to return to his regiment, is hereby revoked, and he will remain in this city until further orders. Captain Chauncey C. Dean, [Eighty-first] Regiment U. S. Infantry, Corps D'Afrique, who is now subject to Colonel Dudley's orders, will likewise remain in this city until further orders.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, July 8, 1864.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Gulf:

MAJOR: The following regiments, composing Third, Fourth, and Fifth Cavalry Brigades, are now stationed at Morganza, and their effective strength is about as stated: First Louisiana Cavalry, 325 men, Morganza; Eighty-seventh Illinois Mounted Infantry, 450 men; Second New York Veteran Cavalry, 750 men, Morganza; Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, 800 men; First Texas Cavalry, 350 men; Second Texas Cavalry, 300 men; Partisan Rangers, 50 men. All are well mounted and equipped except the First and Second Texas and Partisan Rangers; they have but few horses.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. T. GAMBLE,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 180.

New Orleans, July 8, 1864.

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4. One company of the Eleventh New York Cavalry, Scott's Nine Hundred, will be sent without delay to relieve the company of the Second Louisiana Cavalry now stationed at White Hall. The commanding officer will relieve Captain Beatty of his duties as deputy provost-marshal of the parish of Saint James. Captain Beatty, upon being relieved, will at once proceed in command of his company to rejoin his regiment at Baton Rouge. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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