War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0095 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

In the Field, New Orleans, July 9, 1864.

Major CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

About twelve regiments are now concentrating at Algiers. General McGinnis is in the city and unemployed and anxious for duty. I request that he be ordered to report to me to take charge of the above regiments at Algiers.

Very respectfully,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

NEW ORLEANS, July 9, 1864.

Brigadier General M. K. LAWLER,

Commanding:

The commanding general directs that the best brigade and two batteries be held in readiness to embark at a moment's notice. Please acknowledge receipt of this.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 165.

Morganza, La., July 9, 1864.

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IV. Brigadier-General Lee will hold his command in readiness to embark at a moment's notice.

V. The commanding officers of the Seventh Massachusetts and Twenty-sixth New York Batteries will hold their commands in readiness to embark at a moment's notice.

By command of Brigadier-General Lawler:

FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

THIBODEAUX, July 9, 1864.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Second Maine Cavalry have been concentrated here by order of Major-General Banks. There are 1,075 present, 105 of whom are reported sick.

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

U. S. GUN-BOAT HASTINGS,

Mouth of White River, July 9, 1864.

Major General F. STEELE, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Arkansas, Little Rock:

GENERAL: A portion, if not all, of Fagan's force crossed the Arkansas River on Wednesday last. The person reporting it is known to me and I deem him reliable. He saw ten pieces of artillery (all brass, he