War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0585 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 21, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel STICKNEY:

Hold on bravely; I have ordered Colonel Cahill with all his forces to go to your support.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 21, 1863-11.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel STICKNEY:

Train with ten cars this moment gone. Will reach Cahill in about an hour, and be with you in about another.

FRANK W. LORING,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 21, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel STICKNEY:

Use every effort to get a messenger through to Brashear City, with this message to the commanding officer at that place and to the gunboat:

Hold on firmly. Aid is coming to you by sea. Destroy everything you cannot protect.

Employ several messengers; you are authorized to pay any amount to get this through to him.

Answer if you receive this.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Port Hudson, June 21, 1863.

Major General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you send the stormers to report at Colonel Birge's headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Grover.)

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES ON NEW ORLEANS,

June 22, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel IRWIN:

The Fifteenth Maine has this moment arrived, with a telegram from Cahill that the enemy are for the third time advancing to the assault. I send them immediately forward to La Fourche. We shall now beat the enemy back.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.