War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0062 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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BATON ROUGE, LA., January 12, 1864-9 a.m. [Received 10.30 a.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Lieutenant Earl and 15 men missing. Two men got in last evening. They report a large force of cavalry on the Clinton road. Yesterday's patrol fired upon a party 17 miles up Clinton road, probably a picket. Colonel Boardman has gone to make a reconnaissance.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Baton Rouge, La., January 12, 1864-7 p.m.

Brigadier General DANIEL ULLMANN,

Commanding at Port Hudson, La.:

Colonel Boardman just in from Redwood bridge. Stream high and rising. Enemy's pickets there. They were in some force southeast of me last night. I think there may not be 500 in all. But for high waters you could easily drive them out of the country. I shall only make patrols to-morrow. If you get important news of them please telegraph me.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

PORT HUDSON, LA., January 12, 1864-10.45 a.m. [Received 10.50 a.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing of importance to report this morning. Colonel Fonda goes to Jackson to-day to operate with forces from Baton Rouge. Respectfully,

G. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY OF THE THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, New Orleans, January 12, 1864.

Major General E. O. C. ORD:

SIR: I have the honor to make the following report of the artillery of the Thirteenth Army Corps:

First, as to the locality of the various batteries: Batteries Band C, First Missouri Light Artillery, are at Brownsville, Tex.; Battery F, First Missouri Light Artillery, Seventh Michigan Battery, Mercantile Battery, and Sixteenth Ohio Battery are at or near Matagorda Bay; Second Ohio Battery and Battery E. Second Illinois, are at or near Plaquemine, La.; Battery A, First Missouri Light Artillery, and First Wisconsin Battery are at or near New Orleans, La.; Battery A. Second Illinois Artillery, part at New Orleans and part at Carrollton; it will all move to New Orleans soon as weather will permit; the horses are in stables; Seventeenth Ohio Battery is in New Orleans in comfortable quarters; First Indiana Battery is also in New Orleans.