War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0684 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF.

Numbers 200.

New Orleans, August 15, 1863.

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XXXIV. Major General W. B. Franklin is assigned to the command of the Nineteenth Army Corps; headquarters for the present at Baton Rouge. By command of Major-General Banks:

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, August 15, 1863.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department:

GENERAL: In compliance with your direction, I have the honor to make the following report of the number of colored troops raised in this department:

1st Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Stafford............. 696

2nd Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Daniels............... 637

3rd Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Nelson................ 816

4th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Drew................. 923

5th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique (no report).

6th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

7th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

8th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

Ullmann's brigade (no detailed report).....................................................2,100

9th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

10th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

11th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique (no report).

12th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique (no report).

13th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

14th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

Plumly's brigade (no report).

15th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

16th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique

17th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Goodrich............ 382

18th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Hanks............... 378

19th Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Bostwick (no report).

1st Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Hodge............... 936

2nd Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Cobb................. 531

Companies A, B, and C, Heavy Artillery, about............... 300

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Total.......................................................7,699

The missing reports were called for as soon as I received your order, and the call for them has been renewed. The murder of recruits for each of the eight regiments not reported may, I think, be safely estimated at 300 (or 2,400 in all), making a grand total of 10,099.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[RICH'D B. IRWIN,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, Numbers 35.

New Orleans, August 15, 1863.

Robberies on the highway and elsewhere having been committed by banditti in the uniform of the United States, who, upon being arrested, were discovered to be citizens, who are not now nor even have been in the service of the United States, and who had assumed this garb to facilitate them in eluding the vigilance of the guard of police, it is hereby directed that every person, not an officer or an enlisted man in