War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0084 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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17, Seventy-fifth New York; January 18, Company C, Fourth Indiana, Company A, Thirty-sixth Illinois; January 19, Sixteenth Indiana; January 20, Second Louisiana; January 22, Sixth Missouri. There will be left at Franklin for duty, under command of Colonel Robinson, First Louisiana, First Louisiana Cavalry, 350; Eighty-seventh Illinois Mounted Infantry, 400; total, 750.

I am, general, yours, respectfully,

A. L. LEE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Cavalry.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 13. New Orleans, La., January 15, 1864.

1. Brigadier General C. Grover, U. S.service, is relieved from duty in Western Louisiana, and will report for special duty to Major General J. J. Reynolds, commanding Defenses at New Orleans.

2. The Third Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, is assigned to duty in the district of the Defenses of New Orleans, and will be reported to Major-General Reynolds.

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24. The following-named regiments and companies of cavalry will be sent, upon the dates hereafter mentioned, to Brashear City, and thence by rail to New Orleans, to be reported to the chief of cavalry: Seventy-fifth New York, on the 17th of January; Company C, Fourth Indiana, and Company A, Thirty-sixth Illinois, on the 18th of January; Second Louisiana, on the 20th of January; Sixth Missouri, on the 22nd of January. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

G. NORMAN LIEBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

DONALDSONVILLE, LA., January 15, 1864-9 a.m. [Received 10 a.m.]

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

SIR: Nothing to report this morning, except that I hear there are some of the enemy's cavalry this side of the Amite River, said to be about 100. Shall try and get more particulars to-day.

Respectfully,

W. O. FISKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES ON THE RIO GRANDE, Brownsville, Tex., January 15, 1864.

Brigadier General CHARLES P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In accordance with Special Orders, No.-, Department of the Gulf, and Special Orders, No. 3, headquarters Thirteenth Army Corps, I assumed command of the U. S.troops on the line of the