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the regiment is stationed. Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, commanding Defenses of New Orleans, Brigadier General George L. Andrews, commanding Port Hudson, and Brigadier General M. K. Lawler, commanding U. S. forces at Morganza, are charged with the execution of this order as far as relates to their commands.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

C. S. SARGENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

THIBODEAUX, August 6, 1864-9 a.m.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet. The enemy have left the opposite side of the river and Major Remington occupies his old position.

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General Commanding.

DONALDSONVILLE, August 6, 1864.

Major G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General;

All quiet on the other side of the river. Major Remington occupies his old position at the Doyal plantation. The enemy has probably left for the interior, as we can hear nothing from them. Major Shaw reports everything quiet at Plaquemine.

W. O. FISKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

DONALDSONVILLE, August 6, 1864.

Major DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Everything quiet so far as reports received this morning. A detachment sent out yesterday to go to the Highland Stockade, near Baton Rouge, has not yet returned, but is momentarily expected.

S. P. REMINGTON,

Major, Commanding.

BATON ROUGE, August 6, 1864.

(Received 11.50 a.m.)

Captain O. MATTHEWS:

The captain of the steamer Scioto reports that he was fired into about six miles above here. Saw twenty of the enemy.

W. P. BENTON,

Brigadier-General.

BATON ROUGE, August 6, 1864.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Communications are open from Baton Rouge to Donaldsonville. I came through from Doyal's plantation last night. The Con-