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persons between the ages of thirty-five and forty-five, will be released from duty on reception of this order.

II. All persons now in service in Camp Pratt between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years, and who are conscripts, whether holding commissions in the State Militia or not, will be held in service at Camp Pratt and will be transferred to Colonel Burke, C. S. Army, appointed by Major General R. Taylor, commanding Department of Western Louisiana, to take charge of the camp and conscripts.

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By order of Thomas O. Moore, Governor and commander-in-chief:

M. GRIVOT,

Adjutant and Inspector General Louisiana.

VICKSBURG, August 29, 1862.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES, Port Hudson, La.:

Going to move north. Want all the men I can get. Think 2,500 or 2,800 sufficient at Port Hudson. Turn over command there to Beall and come to Jackson to take command. Send Twelfth Louisiana Regiment to Villepigue at once. Send Fourth to Vicksburg at once also, if by so doing you do not reduce the command to less than the above number.

EARL VAN DORN.

Abstract from Morning Report of troops stationed at Port Hudson, La., August 31, 1862, Brigadier General W. N. R. Beall, C. S. Army, commanding.

Command Aggregate Aggregate

present for duty present

General staff 8 8

30th Louisiana 260 304

Miles' Legion 177 274

Artillery:

Captain R. M. Boone's company 102 107

Captain R. T. English's company 59 64

Captain J. A. Hoskins' company 42 62

Captain G. Ralston's company 63 71

Captain C. Roberts' company 35 77

Captain O. J. Semmes' company 103 103

Partisan Rangers:

Captain A. J. Lewis' company 31 38

Captain C. McLauirn's company 66 67

Total 946 1,175

RICHMOND, VA., September 1, 1862.

Brigadier General JOHN H. FORNEY, Mobile, Ala.:

We are desirous of sending forces to Louisiana for a purpose not admitting of delay. Can you spare the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Louisiana Regiments? Their services much needed. If you can, send them to Major General R. Taylor at Opelousas. Answer by telegraph.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.