War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0951 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 114.

New Orleans, La., August 31, 1864.

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6. Brigadier General George H. Gordon, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty with the troops serving on Dauphin Island and Mobile Point, Ala., and will proceed without delay to this city and report for orders to Major General J. J. Reynolds, commanding Nineteenth Army Corps.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 120.

New Orleans, August 31, 1864.

Citizens of Louisiana who are legal voters and have enlisted in any of the citizens or detachments of U. S. troops now serving in the State will be allowed the privilege of voting in the district in which they may be stationed. A completely roll of them will be kept by the commissioners of election and forwarded to these headquarters. Commanding officers throughout the State are hereby ordered to grant furloughs for periods sufficient to enable soldiers who are citizens of the State and legal vetoers to proceed to the nearest poll and return when not inconsistent with public interest.

By command of Major-General Banks:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 121.

New Orleans, La., August 31, 1864.

In accordance with instructions from the War Department the board of organization established by virtue of General Orders, Numbers 15, current series, from these headquarters, to examine the inmates of hospitals and convalescent camps in this department, with a view to their transfer into the Veteran Reserve Corps, is hereby dissolved. Transfers will hereafter be made as provided in General Orders, Numbers 173, of 1863, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office.

By command of Major-General Banks:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 234.

New Orleans, August 31, 1864.

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9. The companies of the First Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, having been ordered beyond this department, will proceed without delay, under charge of Lieutenant W. W. Campbell, to Washington, D. C., via New York City. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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