War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0631 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC-UNION.

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Please have all the transportation that is available sent up here immediately.

The admiral has been requested to send all the light-draught gunboats to Brashear.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Port Hudson, July 10, 1863.

Brigadier General GEORGE L. ANDREWS,

Commanding Post of Port Hudson:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that all the enlisted men and citizens, employees of the enemy's forces captured at this post, be released upon giving their parole in triplicate upon the inclosed forms.

One copy of the individual parole, signed by the man himself, his regimental commander, and the paroling officer of our army, will be delivered to the regimental commanders at the time of parolement, for dis by each man, by Major-General Gardner, and by the paroling officer, will be retained, and transmitted by you to these headquarters. One copy of the consolidated rolls, similarly signed, to be handed to General Gardner. The consolidated lists to be verified by roll-call. The Louisiana troops will be paroled first in order, furnished with five days' rations, and permitted to march out of our lines under escort and go to their homes. The other troops will be paroled as rapidly as possible, and disposed of as my be hereafter directed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[JULY 10, 1863.-For Grant to Banks, in relation to re-enforcements for Port Hudson, &c., see Series I, Vol. XXIV, Part III, p. 492.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Port Hudson, July 10, 1863.

Colonel JOSEPH S. MORGAN,

Commanding First Brigade, Fourth Division:

SIR: The commanding general directs as follows: Having embarked your command on board the steamer Laurel Hill, you will proceed to Donaldsonville, La. On your arrival there, you will, in case Brigadier-General Weitzel should be present, report to him in person, and receive his orders before disembarking. Should General Weitzel have moved with his forces before you will at once send forward a courier to inform that ocmmander of your presence at Donaldsonville, your strength in infantry and artillery, and, disembarking your command, will await General Weitzel's orders. The steamboat Laurel Hill will be ordered back to this point as soon as your command shall have landed, and it is deemed important that her return shall be prompt.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.