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.,
[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:
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,
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.,
Adjutant and Inspector General.
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: