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that for the next week you have your aides or inspector visit the different pickets as often as possible, and examine closely into the attention of officers and men to their duties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General.

MORGANZA, August 20, 1864.

Major CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Telegram received. The two regiments will move this evening. Will return to-morrow myself.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., August 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General DENNIS,

Commanding Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will notify Colonel J. J. Guppey, commanding the Third Brigade of your division, to hold the detachment of his command now here, the One hundred and sixty-first New York and Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteers, in readiness to embark at a moment's notice for New Orleans. You will order them to take two days' rations. Transportation will be provided this afternoon.

By command of Brigadier-General Lawler:

B. WILSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Morganza, La., August 20, 1864.

Colonel J. J. GUPPEY,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: Pursuant to instructions received from headquarters U. S. Forces, Morganza, La., August 20, 1864, you will at once embark with your command and proceed to New Orleans, La., reporting on your arrival to Major General J. J. Reynolds, commanding Nineteenth Army Corps.

By order of Brigadier General E. S. Dennis:

WM. E. KUHN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, August 20, 1864-10 a. m.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

New Orleans:

GENERAL: A gentleman, whom I know to be loyal, sent his daughter from near Arkadelphia to inform me that the rebels in heavy force are moving this way, both from Texas and Louisiana. Magruder has