War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0078 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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PORT HUDSON, LA., January 14, 1864. [Received 7.30 p.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE:

A cavalry reconnaissance to-day by Colonel Fonda toward Jackson and Baton Rouge gives no news of the enemy. General Cooke's telegram for gun-boats to come to Baton Rouge has been sent to commanding officer at Bayou Sara.

G. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BATON ROUGE, LA., January 14, 1864-9 p.m.

Brigadier-General ANDREWS,

Port Hudson, La.:

There were reported 200 or 300 cavalry on road to Port Hudson, 8 miles from here, at 4 p.m., feeding horses. Could they have been yours?

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 14, 1864.

COMMANDING GENERAL DEPT. OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo.:

Has the Thirty-seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteers been removed from Alton yet?

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., January 14, 1864.

Colonel JAMES A. HARDIE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

The Thirty-seventh Iowa has not yet left Alton. Snowdrifts have blockaded railroad and river is frozen up. It will move by day after to-morrow. Tenth Kansas [the regiment which relieve the Thirty-seventh] is in the city waiting for the Thirty-seventh to get out of quarters.

By order of Major General J. M. Shofield, commanding:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., January 14, 1864.

Brigadier General A. J. SMITH,

Columbus, Ky. [via Cairo, Ill.]:

The Twenty-fifth Missouri Volunteers has been consolidated with the Engineer Regiment of the West, and the whole is now under command of General Grant. No orders for them. The Third Indiana Battery should be returned here when navigation opens.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.