Hughes presiding, not having been established or recognized by the military authorities of this department, and not being consistent with the proper government of the army, nor conducted according to the principle of military law, is hereby abolished.
II. The provost-marshal-general is hereby directed to take possession forthwith of the records of said court, and to retain in safe custody until further orders. He will, by himself or his deputies, dispose of all cases of arrest existing upon the receipt of this order and take such measures as may be necessary to maintain the public peace.
III. Any officer or soldier of the army of the United States charged with any offense against the law or the public peace, and any other person charged with the violation of military orders, will, when arrested, be held for trial and sentence before the military court established by General Orders, Numbers 45, unless otherwise ordered.
By command of Major-General Banks:
RICH'D B. IRWIN,
Abstract from return of the Department of the Gulf, May. General N. P. Banks, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of August, `863.
Present for duty
Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate
General headquarters 31 96 131 238
Thirteenth Army 778 13,934 20,632 32,532
Nineteenth Army 337 8,881 11,877 16,911
Port Hudson, La. 215 5,212 6,616 7,212
Baton Rouge, La., 54 1,574 2,789 3,517
Defenses of New 270 7,333 9,594 11,940
District of Key West 35 717 1,053 1,096
District of 22 474 604 660
Grand total 1,742 38,221 53,296 74,106
Grand total 1,662 35,250 50,980 73,967
for August 31.
Command Heavy Field Remarks
General headquarters ..... ..... New Orleans, La.
Thirteenth Army Corps 8 68 Carrollton, La.
Nineteenth Army Corps ..... 34 Baton Rouge, La.
Port Hudson, La. ..... .....
Baton Rouge, La., Post ..... .....
Defenses of New Orleans ..... .....
District of Key West and ..... .....
District of Pensacola ..... .....
Grand total 8 102
Grand total according to ..... * 121
trimonthly return for
Organization of the Department of the Gulf, Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army, commanding, August 31, 1863.+
Headquarters Troops, Captain Richard W. Francis.
Major DAVID C. HOUSTON.
1st Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel Justin Hodge.
2nd Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, Colonel John C. Cobb.
3rd Engineers, Corps d'Afrigue, Major George D. Robinson.
+During the months July and August, the following regiments (nine-month's men) left the Department for muster-our of service, viz: The Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-eighth Connecticut; the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-eighth Maine; the Forty-second, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Massachusetts; the Fifteenth and Sixteenth New Hampshire, and the One hundred and seventy-seventh New York.
#At Brashear City and New Orleans.