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Indian Bend there may be a possibility of pushing through to meet General Emory, after which I beg leave to reconnoiter Butte-a-la-Rose.

Respectfully,

FRANK W. LORING,

Aide-de-Camp.

The above dispatch is respectfully submitted. What shall I reply?

I am, sir, very respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General, &c.

[Inclosure No. 10.]

By telegraph from La Fourche, La., to Major GeneralC. C. Augur.

The following dispatch has just been received:

BRASHEAR CITY, LA., February 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL:

The route to Indian Village is blocked by drift, which will prevent any movement on General Emory from that place. I have returned to telegraph this and await further orders from you. Captain Goodwin has information that the force at Butte-a-la-Rose did not exceed 600 men and three heavy guns last Sunday. May i reconnoiter?

Very respectfully,

FRANK W. LORING,

Aide-de-Camp.

What orders shall I give?

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General, &c.

[Inclosure No. 11.]

By telegraph from La Fourche, La., to Major-General Augur.

Your dispatch has been received. It will be done.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure No. 12.]

By telegraph from Baton Rouge, La., to Lieutenant-Colonel Irwin, Assistant-General.

SIR: Your dispatch of the 14th is received. Up to this date we learn nothing from Port Hudson indicating an intention to evacuate. Will keep a sharp look in that direction.

C. GROVER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Baton Rouge.

[Inclosure No. 13.]

By telegraph from Plaquemine to Colonel Holcomb, Donaldsonville.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, Plaquemine, La., February 15, 1863-5 p.m.

Send the following to General Banks, in New Orleans, and return me the answer with all possible dispatch:

Major-General BANKS:

I have received this moment the following dispatch from General Weitzel:

"Your aide has returned to Brashear City on the Diana. He telegraph the route