War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0648 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 11, 1864.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the following-named regiments of this command as now serving under Major-General Granger, viz Sixty-seventh Indiana, Ninety-sixth Ohio, Thirty-fourth Iowa, Seventy-seventh Illinois; also Third Maryland Cavalry, dismounted. Also to report the arrival of the following troops at Morganza, La., since date of last report, viz: Eighth Illinois Volunteers, Eleventh Illinois Volunteers, Forty-sixth Illinois Volunteers, Seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteers, Thirtieth Missouri Volunteers. Aggregate present, 2,220; aggregate present and absent, 3,405. Seventh Missouri, two companies; First Kansas, one company; aggregate present, 114; aggregate present and absent, 219. One hundred and sixty-first New York. Sixth Michigan under orders to report to chief of artillery at New Orleans.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding.

MORGANZA, LA., August 11, 1864.

(Received 12th.)

Captain FARRINGTON,

Aide-de-Camp:

General Lee has arrived with his brigade. Brigadier-General Gordon is also here.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General.

MORGANZA, August 11, 1864-2 p. m.

(Received 8.10 p. m. 12th.)

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have just arrived from White River with last brigade of my command. Find all quiet on Mississippi. Respectfully ask permission to report in person to the commanding general. Shall I disembark my command and send boats back?

GEO. H. GORDON,

Brigadier-General.

BATON ROUGE, August 12, 1864.

P. S.-The telegraph being down and the dispatch not having gone through I send it again from Baton Rouge.

GEO. H. GORDON,

Brigadier-General.

DONALDSONVILLE, August 11, 1864.

(Received 9 p. m.)

Major G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

For the last two days the guerrillas have troubled the couriers from here to Plaquemine very much. Major Shaw reports that one of his was captured yesterday; that his cavalry force is so small that he will