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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., July 23, 1864.

Captain FARRINGTON,

Aide- de- Camp, General Reynolds' Headquarters:

Has the lumber and ammunition been started! Say to the general that we are not scared up this way, but as he says it is well to be ready for the worst, I deem it my duty to send him all the information I get from apparently reliable sources. "Eternal vigilance is eh price of liberty." The general need entertain no fears of our being surprised.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier- General, Commanding.

NEW ORLEANS, July 23, 1864- 3 p. m.

General LAWLER,

Morganza:

Telegram received. more troops to join you immediately. Particulars by messenger to- night. Lumber and ammunition also attended to.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major- General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., July 23, 1864.

Brigadier-General ULLMANN,

Commanding Colored Troops:

GENERAL: By direction of the commanding general your will have one- half of your available force up and under arms daily at 3 a. m. until further orders. The men will be aroused without beat of drum and with as little noise as possible.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. WILSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. COLORED TROOPS,

Morganza, La., July 23, 1864.

Commanding OFFICER SEVENTY- THIRD U. S. COLORED INFTY.:

SIR: In case of attack your will on the first alarm cause your tents to be struck, and then all the brush to be taken to front of the color line and burned, and then deploy your regiment as skirmishers ont e right of the road and hold the position until further orders.

By command of Brigadier-General Ullmann:

R. DES ANGES,

Major and Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. COLORED TROOPS,

Morganza, La., July 23, 1864.

Commanding OFFICER SEVENTY- FIFTH U. S. COLORED INFTY.:

SIR: In case of attack you will on the first alarms cause your tents to be struck, and then all the brush to be taken to the front of the