War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0180 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WESTON, July 13, 1864.

Major C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet at Weston. Command not heard from. The force seen was on Camden road. Start up the river at once.

T. J. WEED,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 13, 1864.

Mayor CROWELL,

Atchison:

There is some danger of a force of rebels being pursued in Missouri, trying to escape by crossing the river, possibly, at Atchison; see that you have the ferry-boat prepared against surprise. Let it be on the west side of the river at night and well guarded by day. The rebs were at Camden Point to-day.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISS., Numbers 18.

New Orleans, La., July 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel Edward P. Vollum, medical inspector, U. S. Army, is hereby charged with the general supervision and direction of matters pertaining to the medical department in the Military Division of West Mississippi, and at the posts on the eastern bank of the Mississippi, referred to in War Department Special Orders, Numbers 171, paragraph 52, May 7, 1864.

All orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel Vollum will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISS., Numbers 67.

New Orleans, La., July 14, 1864.

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II. Upon the recommendation of the chief of cavalry of this division the First and Second Regiments of Texas Volunteer Cavalry will be consolidated, the new organization to be designated ad the First Texas Volunteer Cavalry. The officers will be examined by a board to be appointed for that purpose, and the supernumerary ones will be discharged the service. Major General J. J. Reynolds, is charged with the execution of this order.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.