War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0682 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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3. Brigadier General Richard Arnold, chief of artillery, Department of the Gulf, will proceed without delay to Mobile Point, and report for temporary duty to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding U. S. forces, for the purpose of superintending the movements of the siege material now being collected at that point.

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7. The following-named regiments, now at Morganza, La., are hereby attached to the Nineteenth Army Corps, Major General J. J. Reynolds commanding: Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Ninety-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Ninety-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Forty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

8. The Third Maryland Cavalry (dismounted), now at Mobile Bay, is hereby attached to the Nineteenth Army Corps, Major General J. J. Reynolds, commanding.

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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, La., August 13, 1864.

Major-General BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that Brigadier-General Arnold be authorized to take from Forts Jackson and Saint Philip such mortars and mortar implements as may be necessary in the operations against Fort Morgan.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 216. New Orleans, August 13, 1864.

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6. Battery G, Fifth U. S. Artillery, is relieved from duty with the Cavalry Division and will, without delay, be reported to Brigadier General Richard Arnold, chief of artillery. The horses and guns will be turned over to Chicago Mercantile Battery.

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11. Brigadier General Richard Arnold is hereby authorized to take such ordnance and ordnance stores from Forts Jackson and Saint Philip as he may deem necessary for his use in the operations against Fort Morgan.

By command of Major-General Banks:

C. S. SARGENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.