War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0954 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXVII.

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P. S. -If you learn positively that Monroe is taken, you had better go to Bastrop and cross the river up there and then find me.

A. G. B.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF NORTH LOUISIANA,

Monroe, November 25, 1862.

Col. J. F. PARGOUD,

Commanding Third Louisiana Cavalry:

COLONEL: The following has been received from the major-general commanding Western Louisiana:

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN LOUISIANA,

Alexandria, November 21, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel Chambliss will be considered as the lieutenant-colonel of the Third Louisiana Cavalry, and the brigadier-general commanding will taken necessary steps to enforce his orders.

By command of Major-General Taylor:

E. SURGENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General Blanchard directs that your orders Lieutenant-Colonel Chambliss to duty as the lieutenant-colonel of the regiment under your command without delay, and instructs you to enforce andy orders you may give to Lieutenant-Colonel Chambliss in the capacity of his commanding officer by arrest, as provided by the Army Regulations, if the refuses to obey.

I am, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. RIDDICK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, January 20, 1863.

Major General J. B. MAGRUDER,

Commanding, &c., San Antonio, Tex.:

GENERAL: The President directs that the inclosed order requiring Sibley's brigade to proceed to Opelousas, La., be carried into immediate effect.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[Inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 16.

Richmond, January 20, 1863.

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X. Sibley's brigade of Texas Volunteers will immediately proceed to Opelousas, La., and report for duty to Major General Richard Taylor.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.