War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0174 W.FLA., S.ALA., S.MISS., LA., TEX., N.MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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their new inventions, and all the arms and munitions captured by them by the use of torpedoes or of similar devices.

Beyond this they will be entitled to such other reward as Congress may hereafter provide.

Your obedient servant,

ALFRED L. RIVES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Acting Chief of Bureau.

Approved:

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

[Indorsement.]

A similar letter to the above was written and send to General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding Department of the West, with the following names: E. C. Singer, J. D. Brannan, R. W. Dunn, B. A. Whitney, D. Bradbury, James Jones, C. E. Tracy, J. R. Fretwell, and S. C. Hirshburger, also approved by Secretary of War.

ENGINEER BUREAU, August 20, 1863.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJUTANT AND INSP. General 'S OFFICE, No. 198.

Richmond, August 20, 1863.

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XXII. Such of the men belonging to the Third, Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, and Thirty-first Regiments Louisiana Volunteers, paroled at Vicksburg and Port Hudson, as have gone on furlough to West Louisiana, will be reassembled at Alexandria, La., under the supervision of Brigadier General H. W. Allen.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Marshall, Tex., August 20, 1863.

Major General J. B. MAGRUDER,

Commanding District of Texas, Arizona, &c.:

GENERAL: I am directed by Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith to say that you will immediately assign Brigadier General H. E. McCulloch to the command of the Northern Sub-District of Texas, and also inform him that he will be placed in command of the conscripts of that sub-district. Colonel Bankhead has been ordered to re-enforce General Steele.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,

GUY M. BRUAY,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MARINE DEPARTMENT,

Houston, August 20, 1863.

Captain EDMUND P. TURNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report my arrival in this city on the 18th instant.

I left the steamer Mary Hill at Velasco, in the Brazos River. The