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HEADQUARTERS, Baton Rouge, La., January 13, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff, New Orleans, La.:

Your telegram of last night just received. The reconnaissance yesterday made no important discovery. The enemy expose their flank and rear to Port Hudson, where there is force enough to run over them. All movements by water await Government boats, which do not come.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

BATON ROUGE, LA., January 13, 1864. [Received 7.30 p.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

My patrol captured 2 rebel soldiers to-day; 1 toward Clinton, 1 eastward. Wirt Adams is in command. No further news.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

PORT HUDSON, LA., January 13, 1864. [Received 7.30 p.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Nothing new or important has occurred during the day. Nothing new from above. Many guerrillas reported on the river near Red River.

Very respectfully,

GEO. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Post.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 8. Pass Cavallo, Tex., January 13, 1864.

I. Brigadier General T. E. G. Ransom, U. S. Volunteers, will for the present assume command of the posts at Decrow's Point and Matagorda Island. He will make all useful regulations, reporting his orders to these headquarters as soon as issued for approval.

II. Colonel Cobb, commanding Second Engineers, Corps d'Afrique, will assume immediate command of the post on Matagorda Island, and will make daily reports to Brigadier-General Ransom.

III. The Twenty-third Iowa Volunteers will proceed to Indianola and report to Brigadier-General Benton, commanding the First Division.

IV. The Provisional Brigade, composed of the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Maine Volunteers, and Twentieth and Thirty-fourth Iowa Volunteers, is temporarily attached to the Fourth Division, and will report immediately to Brigadier-General Ransom, commanding.

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By order of N. J. T. Dana, major-general of volunteers:

WALTER B. SCATES,

Lieutenant Colonel and A. A. G., Thirteenth Army Corps.