Numbers 3. Report of Colonel Oliver P. Gooding, Thirty-first Massachusetts Infantry, commanding at Baton Rouge, La.
September 29, 1863.
GENERAL: Lieutenant Earl, of the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, in command of a squad of 40 men, marched last night as far as the Amite, and returned this morning with 14 prisoners, with their horses, arms, and equipments. Among them wee two notorious guerrilla chiefs, one known as Colonel Hunter and the other as Captain Penny.
Major-General Herron brings the news that Logan is at Morganza Bend, on this side of the river, about 7 miles below Morganza, with from 2,000 to 3,000 men and four pieces of artillery.
General Herron will arrive in New Orleans to-day.
It is presumed that Logan's force have all been ordered to Liberty, Miss.
O. P. GOODING,
Brigadier General CHARLES P. STONE,
Chief of Staff, New Orleans.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1863.-Action at Stirling's Plantation, on the Fordoche, La.
Numbers 1.-Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Gulf, including skirmish on the Teche, October 3.
Numbers 2.-Major General N. J. T. Dana, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps.
Numbers 3.-Major John Bruce, Nineteenth Iowa Infantry.
Numbers 4.-Abstracts from "Record of Events" on the several returns of the Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, for September, 1863.
Numbers 5.-Brigadier General Alfred Mouton, C. S. Army, commanding Sub- District South western Louisiana.
Numbers 6.-Brigadier General Thomas Green, C. S. Army.
Numbers 1. Report of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Gulf, including skirmish on the Teche, October 3.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, October 4, 1863.
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose to you a report of Captain Palfrey,* in charge of the works at Fort jackson, showing their progress.
The guns have arrived, and the workmen are busily engaged in constructing platforms for them, which will soon be ready.