War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0587 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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graphs that he is closely pressed. Hurry Cahill forward to support, and withdraw him, if necessary.

By command of W. H. Emory, brigadier-general, commanding:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 22, 1863.

Lieutenant FRENCH,

Aide-de-Camp:

Go down in a special train to Colonel Cahill. Tell him he must go to the support of Stickney; the I have sent the trains down to be placed at his disposal, so that, if driven back, he can easily retire.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 22, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel STICKNEY:

If you are compelled to withdraw from La Fourche, do you propose to do so by the railroad cars or by the road? If by the cars, I must have them organized for you.

By command of W. H. Emory, brigadier-general, commanding:

[FRANK W. LORING,]

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD B. IRWIN:

Colonel Stickney has twice repulsed the enemy at La Fourche Crossing. Colonel Cahill has since joined him.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

June 22, 1863.

Admiral FARRAGUT:

Colonel Cahill has made a junction with Colonel Stickney at La Fourche. The enemy were repulsed by Stickney before the junction.

If the attempt to move toward Brashear, I will order them to be attacked in the rear, so that I have no doubt we can keep them from Brashear long enough to enable a gunboat to get there, and if in the meantime Port Hudson falls, we will bag them or drive them into the lake.

Very respectfully, yours,

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.