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

New Orleans, August 11, 1864.

Lieutenant J. B. RAWLES,

Commanding Battery G, Fifth U. S. Artillery:

SIR: In compliance with paragraph 6, Special Orders, Numbers 216, from headquarters Department of the Gulf, you will take immediate steps to turn over to the commanding officer of the Chicago Mercantile Battery the horses and guns complete now in your possession and be ready to embark on Monday morning. You will take shelter-tents and three days' rations and only what arms you propose to take north. You are ordered to report to me to take part in the operations in Mobile Bay.

Respectfully,

RICHARD ARNOLD,

Brigadier-General.

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

New Orleans, August 11, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER, FIRST INDIANA ARTILLERY:

SIR: By direction of the commanding general of the department you will proceed at once with Companies B, F, L, and M of your regiment to Forts Jackson and Saint Philip and take on board from each fort five 30-pounder Parrott guns with siege carriages, implements, and equipment complete, receipting to the commanding officer for the same. You will take with you fifteen six-mule teams for your train. After taking aboard your guns you will proceed without delay to Ship Island and await further orders.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

E. R. CRAFT,

Lieutenant and Insp. of Arty., Department of the Gulf.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

August 11, 1864.

Major CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Mil. Div. of West Miss., New Orleans:

I have the honor to request that Brevet Brigadier-General Bailey, U. S. Volunteers, now in this city, be assigned to me for duty to command the Carrollton District.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. W. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 11, 1864.

Captain FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General, at Morganza:

By instructions from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi all infantry regiments of the First and Second Divisions, Nineteenth Army Corps, will be reported as transferred to Army of the Potomac, except First Louisiana Infantry, which will be reported as on detached service. Cavalry and artillery uncharged.

S. C. FARRINGTON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.