War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0751 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, October 2, 1863-3.50 p. m.

Major-General FRANKLIN,

Camp Bisland:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding is very desirous that the advance should be made in time to prevent too much concentration of the enemy at Vermillionville. Washburn has been ordered to move up to-morrow, and the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Corps, leaves this for Brashear to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, October 2, 1863-9 p. m.

Major-General FRANKLIN,

Camp Bisland:

GENERAL: Your dispatch received. General Washburn telegraphs he will move early to-morrow. The absent men and officers of your corps will be sent forward as fast as found. Brigadier-General Grover leaves this to report to you to-morrow by early train.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, October 2, 1863-10.10 p. m.

Major-General FRANKLIN,

Camp Bisland:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 9.50 p. m. received. Good beginning. Has all the cavalry of the Thirteenth Army Corps reached you yet?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

October 2, 1863.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you send forward as rapidly as possible the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, to join the First and Third Divisions, now in the field, and that you proceed, as soon as you are satisfied with the completeness of the movement, to take personal command of those three division.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.