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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 84.

New Orleans, La., August 1, 1864.

1. Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet and other officers of the Mississippi Marine Brigade, now in the city of New Orleans, will, during the continuance of their stay, be considered as on duty in the city.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

New Orleans, August 1, 1864.

ASST. ADJT. General, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF:

SIR: I would respectfully request that the First Wisconsin Battery (horse) be ordered to report to the chief of cavalry of the department for assignment to duty with the Cavalry Division.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

RICHARD ARNOLD

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

August 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General CAMERON,

Commanding District of La Fourche:

The general commanding directs me to say that you can send the First Louisiana Infantry across to assist Major Remington if you think the case requires it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

OLIVER MATTHEWS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BONNET CARRE, August 1, 1864.

(Received 9.20 a. m.)

Major G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: All quiet. the commanding officer Eleventh New York Cavalry reports that a detachment has returned from Amite River, and that there is no enemy in that vicinity.

Respectfully,

CYRUS HAMLIN,

Colonel, Commanding District.

BONNET CARRE, August 1, 1864.

(Received 6.20 p. m.)

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant adjutant-General:

SIR: I have just received a dispatch from Major Remington, Eleventh New York Cavalry, that on Saturday King, the bushwhacker, who shot Captain Halleck, of the Eleventh New York Cavalry, and an officer of

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