War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0605 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Major Bullen, commanding. Get up your telegraph as speedily as possible. Keep a train with you, fired up.

Notify Colonel Stancel by express to look out well to the front for the enemy, who may attempt to cross the river, and to give you the first information of any such attempts. Don't's detain the Zephyr.

By command of Brigadier General W. H. Emory:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 28, 1863-9 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD B. IRWIN:

I inclose you to two following telegrams, which I received this morning from Donaldsonville. It is with great reluctance I detach any force from here, having already sent 250 men when the place ws first threatened. I will send the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts or a part of it:

NEW ORLEANS, VIA DONALDSONVILLE, June 28. (Received 8 a. m.)

General EMORY:

The enemy have attacked us and we have repulsed them. I want more men. I must have more men.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

J. D. BULLEN,

Major, Commanding Post.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 28, 1863.

Major JOS. D. BULLEN:

The following telegram is just received:

CAMP NEAR BATON ROUGE.

Brigadier-General EMORY:

The First Louisiana Infantry and two sections of artillery have been ordered to Donaldsonville, and will arrive there at midnight. General Stone goes with them. Inform the commanding officer at Donaldsonville.

D. S. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

By command of Brigadier-General Emory:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Port Hudson, June 28, 1863.

Brigadier General W. H. EMORY,

New Orleans:

GENERAL: The First Louisiana Infantry and two sections of artillery have been ordered to Donaldsonville, and will probably arrive there at midnight. General Stone goes with them. Please inform Colonel Beckwith and the commanding officer at Donaldsonville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.