War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0032 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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The commanding general authorizes you to reduce the number of the picket, keeping upon only those sufficient for observation.

Respectfully,

WISKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES,

In the Field, New Iberia, January 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General GROVER,

Commanding Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will relieve the regiment now in the works by one from your command to-morrow morning. General Emory will relieve the 25 men now on the Abbeville road. This order is contingent upon the supposition that the command is prevented from marching to-morrow, in accordance with orders herewith inclosed.

By order of Major-General Franklin:

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

WICKHAM HOFFMaN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. 19TH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES,

New Iberia, La., January 6, 1864.

SIR: This command will march to-morrow morning, in accordance with General Orders, Numbers 1, current series, from these headquarters.

By order of Major-General Franklin:

WICKHMAN HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES,

In the Field, New Iberia, La., January 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General GROVER,

Commanding Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In consequence of information received at these headquarters, showing that the arrival of boats for the transportation of the troops cannot be depended on, your command will march to-morrow morning as directed in General Orders, Numbers 1., current series, from these headquarters.

By order of Major-General Franklin:

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

HICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Baton Rouge, La., January 6, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff, Dept. of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

No change in affairs. Two regiments from Plaquemine are ordered to report to you.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE.