War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0050 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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6th instant the steamer Clinton, was loaded here for the same point with 200,000 complete rations, less a portion of the bread. I will make you a full report of requisitions received, of requisitions for transportation made, and of stores forwarded as soon as letters can be copied.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. G. BECKWITH,

Colonel, Chief Commissary of Subsistence.

FORT JACKSON, LA., January 9, 1864-11.30 a. m.

(Received 12.45 p. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

The only guns unmounted at Fort Saint Philip are five 100-pounder Parotts and tow 15-inch columbiads.

CHARLES A. HARTWELL,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

FORT JACKSON, LA., January 9, 1864-12.40 p. m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Seventh guns remain not mounted at this fort. For officer's quarters there is needed 40,000 feet inch boards, 20,000 feet scantling, 5,000 feet timber, 6 by 8 inches; 40,000 shingles.

WILLIAM DWIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BATON ROUGE, LA., January 9, 1864.

(Received 8 p. m.)

General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

No news since morning. A foraging party in West Baton Rouge reports a battalion of Confederates on the Grossetete.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

PORT HUDSON, LA., January 9, 1864.

(Received 9.47 a. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Gun -boat General Price, down from Red River, reports 2 fathoms of water on the bar. Nothing else of interest to report.

GEO. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

THIBODEAUX, LA., January 9, 1864.

(Received 9 a. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE:

Telegraphic communication re-established. Report quiet at all points heard from.

E. L. MOLINEUX,

Colonel, Commanding.