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Third Brigade.*

Colonel OLIVER P. GOODING.

31st Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel W. S. B. Hopkins.

38th Massachusetts, Colonel Timothy Ingraham.

53rd Massachusetts, Colonel John W. Kimball.

128th New York, Colonel James Smith.

156th New York, Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Sharpe.

175th New York, Colonel Michael K. Bryan.

Artillery.+

Captain RICHARD C. DURYEA.

4th Massachusetts Battery, Captain George G. Trull.

1st United States (Battery F), Captain Richard C. Duryea.

1st Vermont Battery, Captain George T. Hebard.

[JULY 11, 1863.-For Grant to Banks, conveying congratulations on the fall of Port Hudson, see Series I, Vol. XXIV, Part III, p. 499.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Port Hudson, July 11, 1863.

Brigadier General GEORGE L. ANDREWS,

Commanding Port Hudson:

SIR: The commanding general directs as follows: The demolition of all the batteries and works of approach constructed by the United States forces for the recent reduction of Port Hudson will be commenced without delay, and carried as rapidly as practicable to completion, under the direction of the commanding officer of the place. Such of the materials as may be found serviceable will be saved, brought into Port Hudson, and turned over to the proper staff officers, who will account for them on their property returns. To enable the commander to commence this important work without delay, the First Regiment Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, will be placed under his orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Port Hudson, July 12, 1863.

Brigadier General GEORGE L. ANDREWS,

Commanding Post at Port Hudson:

SIR: The commanding general is informed that the Confederate officers find great difficulty at the post commissary depot, and much delay, in obtaining rations on provision returns, and that, in consequence thereof, some have undergone considerable suffering. The commanding

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*Ordered to Baton Rouge, La., July 11.

+The other batteries of the Second and Third Division (apparently the First Maine and the Eighteenth and Twenty-first New York) directed by same order to report to Brigadier-General Arnold, chief of artillery.

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