War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0682 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 42 1/2.

August 14, 1863.

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II. Colonel John J. Mudd, chief of cavalry, will move his cavalry to Carrollton, near New Orleans, by such steamers as he can procure. He will load them as quickly as possible, and report to these headquarters ordnance.

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By order of Major General E. O. C. Ord:

WALTER B. SCATES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., AND OF THE U. S. FORCES IN AND AROUND BATON ROUGE,

Numbers 1.

August 14, 1863.

In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 183, Extract 2, headquarters Nineteenth Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, I hereby assume command of the First Division and of the United States forces in and around Baton Rouge.

My staff is announced as follows: Captain Wickham Hoffman, assistant adjutant-general; Captain George S. Shaw, additional aide-de-camp; Captain John P. Baker, First U. S. Cavalry, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant David Lyon, Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain George M. Franklin, Pennsylvania Volunteers, aide-de-camp. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

Other staff officers will be announced as appointed.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General, Commanding.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 15, 1863.

VIA CAIRO, ILL., August 24.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of the was received this morning at 9 o'clock. There will be no delay in t he execution of your orders. I shall be ready to move as soon as General Grant's troops can reach this point, and hope to attain the object in view within a week or ten days at outside. I have forwarded a full statement of my purpose and plans by mail. I shall be greatly deficient in cavalry. If you can aid me in this, it will greatly facilitate my work. The duty assigned me is very satisfactory, and I hope to realize all your expectations.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Orleans, August 15, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK,

Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch (in cipher), a copy of which is inclosed as received.* It was re-

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* See Halleck to Banks, August 6, 1863, 12.30 p. m., p. 672.

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