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4. The veteran portion of the First Regiment of Iowa Cavalry, now in the Department of the Missouri, will be sent without delay to join the main portion of the regiment in the Department of Arkansas. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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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,

New Orleans, August 4, 1864.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In the absence of the commanding general I have the honor to inform you that General Andrews leaves for Port Hudson at 3 this p.m.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

New Orleans, August 4, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF THE GULF:

SIR: In answer to your communication of this date I have the honor to submit the following report:

Designation. Station. Effective

strength.

4th Massachusetts Battery Apollo 128

Stables

2nd Vermont Battery Port Hudson 115

12th Massachusetts Battery do 78

Company E, 1st Missouri Brownsville, a93

Artillery Tex.

Battery G,5th U. S. Artillery Greenville, 68

La.

1st Wisconsin Battery New Orleans, 133

La.

2nd Massachusetts Battery do ---

aOf this number sixty are infantrymen.

The Ninety-first New York Heavy Artillery Regiment is at present on veteran furlough. The First Maine Battery went north on veteran furlough during the month of February and has not since returned to this department; I have heard unofficially it is on duty in the Army of the Potomac.

I am, sir, your most obedient servant,

RICHARD ARNOLD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 207.

New Orleans, August 4, 1864.

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2. Brigadier General George L. Andrews, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed by first boat to Port Hudson, La., and assume command of the U. S. forces at that post, relieving Brigadier General J. McNeil, U. S. Volunteers.

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