War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0607 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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a brave stand. There will soon be a gunboat to aid you. Keep me constantly informed of what you hear of the enemy.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 1863.

Captain WATERS:

Rebel troops are reported on the east side the river, 29 miles above Bonnet Carre. Keep a sharp lookout on both sides the river.

D. G. FARRAGUT,

Admiral.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 1863.

Colonel COLBURN:

Have your force organized and in arms to-night, if possible. I am obliged to draw the force from the canal to this side.

By command of Brigadier General W. H. Emory:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 1863.

Colonel MARSH:

I hear of the enemy on this side and above Bonnet Carre. Keep your pickets on the qui vive, and all your force in hand. If your scouts give you any notice of the enemy and you communicate it to me in time, I have all the arrangements, and can concentrate all my force for your support. Lieutenant French, aide-de-camp, has gone with a steamer to move the Fifteenth Maine Regiment over to the papepet.

By command of Brigadier General W. H. Emory:

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 1863.

Colonel SAWTELL:

As the enemy approaches, I desire the cavalry to fall back slowly. You, with your infantry command, will at the same time fall back upon Fort Banks.

Telegraph to Algiers, and have brought to you a train, and keep it by you, with steam up.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.