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.
FRANK W. LORING,
The above dispatch is respectfully submitted. What shall I reply?
I am, sir, very respectfully,
[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.
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?
FRANK W. LORING,
What orders shall I give?
[Inclosure No. 11.]
By telegraph from La Fourche, La., to Major-General Augur.
Your dispatch has been received. It will be done.
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.
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:
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