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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSOURI,

New Orleans, August 11, 1864.

Respectfully returned with the desired information. Major-General Reynolds states that he was under the impression that it had been sent to headquarters Department of the Gulf.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, August 10, 1864.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,

Commanding U. S. Fores in the Field:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the following-named regiments be dropped from your next returns, and accounted for as transferred to the Army of the Potomac: Twenty-ninth maine Infantry, Thirtieth Massachusetts Infantry, One hundred and fourteenth New York Infantry, One hundred and sixteenth New York Infantry, Ninetieth New York Infantry, One hundred and fifty-third New York Infantry, Thirteenth Maine Infantry, Twelfth Connecticut Infantry, Eighth Vermont Infantry, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, Fifteenth Maine Infantry, Thirtieth Maine Infantry, One hundred and seventy-third New York Infantry, One hundred and sixty-second New York Infantry, One hundred and sixty-fifth New york Infantry, One hundred and sixtieth New York Infantry, One hundred and thirty-third New York Infantry, Fourteenth Maine Infantry, Twelfth Maine Infantry, Ninth Connecticut Infantry, Seventy-fifth New York Infantry, Fourteenth New Hampshire Infantry, Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, Thirteenth Connecticut Infantry, One hundred and thirty-first New York Infantry, One hundred and fifty-ninth New York Infantry, Third Massachusetts Infantry [Cavalry], Thirty-eighth Massachusetts Infantry, One hundred and twenty-eighth new york Infantry, One hundred and fifty-sixth New York Infantry, One hundred and seventy-fifth New York Infantry, and One hundred and seventy-sixth New York Infantry.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. BARRETT,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

New Orleans, August 10, 1864.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Gulf:

SIR: In accordance with verbal instructions from the commanding general of the department, I have to report that there are in the forts on the river and lake the following-named rifled and siege guns on siege carriages, which in my opinion can be taken for siege operations without materially affecting the strength or power of defense of either of the