War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0031 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 1. New Orleans, January 6, 1864.

No sutlers' supplies will be shipped to the coast of Texas or to any military post in this department, except upon the approval of the commanding officer of the post to which they are a shipped and of the provost-marshall-general of this department, under penalty of confiscation. Goods or vessels condemned for violation of this order will be sold for the benefit of the Government, and the proceeds of such sales applied to the support of the military hospitals of the department.

By command of Major-General Banks:

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 4. New Orleans, January 6, 1864.

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4. Major General J. J. Reynolds, U. S. Volunteers, having, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 537, Headquarters of the Army, December 3, 1863, reported to the major-general commanding the department, is assigned to the command of the Defenses of New Orleans. Colonel E. G. Beckwith, U. S. Army, will turn over to Major-General Reynolds the command and records of the district.

The thanks of the major-general commanding are due to Colonel Beckwith for the able and efficient manner in which he has performed the duties of commander of the Defenses of New Orleans in addition to his other arduous and responsible duties in the department.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Algiers, La., January 6, 1864.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that there are 2,700 men of my division still here awaiting transportation to Texas.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. F. McGINNIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

New Iberia, January 6, 1864.

General GROVER:

GENERAL: This command will not move to-day. You will send out to procure necessary forage. You will relieve the 100 men now on duty on the Abbeville road by the same number from your command.

By order of Major-General Franklin:

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.