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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 115.

New Orleans, August 25, 1864.

The following order is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

ORDERS, Numbers 19.] VICKSBURG, MISS., May 21, 1864.

So much of Orders, Numbers 16, dated New Orleans, La., April 4, 1864, as changes the designation of the regiments of colored artillery in the Department of the Gulf is hereby revoked. Hereafter they will be known as follows: The First Regiment Heavy Artillery, Corps d'Afrique, as the Tenth Regiment U. S. Colored Artillery (heavy); the Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Corps d'Afrique, as the Eleventh Regiment U. S. Colored Artillery (heavy).

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

By command of Major-General Banks:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 228.

New Orleans, August 25, 1864.

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10. The following brigade organization will be observed by the different commanders concerned: First Brigade (Defenses of New Orleans) - Thirty-third Illinois Volunteers, Sixtieth Indiana Volunteers, Thirty-fourth Indiana Volunteers, Twenty-sixth Indiana Volunteers, Eleventh Wisconsin Volunteers, First U. S. Infantry. Second Brigade (Mobile) - Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteers, Thirty-eighth Iowa Volunteers, Twentieth Iowa Volunteers, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteers. Third Brigade (scattered) - Ninety-first Illinois Volunteers, Nineteenth Kentucky Volunteers, Nineteenth Iowa Volunteers, Second Louisiana Volunteers.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

W. D. PUTNAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 25, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Hdqrs. Military Division of West Mississippi:

SIR: If in the opinion of the commanding general of the division my services are no longer needed with the troops commanded by Major-General Granger, I most respectfully request that I may be relieved from duty with that officer that I may presume my post as chief of artillery, Department of the Gulf.

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

RICHARD ARNOLD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf.