War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0020 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 1. Decrow's Point, Tex., January 4, 1864.

I. Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom is assigned to the command of the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps.

II. The Third Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, is assigned for the present to the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps.

By command of Major General C. C. Washburn:

W. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 1. Decrow's Point, Tex., January 4, 1864.

I. The Second Brigade, First Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, will embark at once on board the steamer Planter and proceed to Indianola. Good quarters in houses will be found on arriving there. No tents will be taken, and no unnecessary baggage. A sufficient guard will be left in camp to take charge of the property left behind.

II. One section of Foust's battery will embark at once on board the Planter and proceed to Indianola. They will take no tents or iunnecessary baggage.

III. On arriving at Indiana they will report to Brigadier-General Warren.

By command of Major General C. C. Washburn:

W. H. MORGAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., January 4, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Washington, D. C.:

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of telegram announcing General Curtis to command of the Department of Kansas.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

PATTERSON, MO., January 4, 1864.

General FISK:

All is quiet here. I hear nothing from below since the taking of Reve's company. I will keep you advised of all things important to you.

W. T. LEEPER,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Jefferson City, Mo. January 4, 1864.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN,

Commanding Sixth Sub-district, Warrensburg:

COLONEL: Your favor of the 29th ultimo, asking that the troops remain in buildings, has been received. It will be necessary that