War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0180 Chapter XLVI. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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furloughs as veterans, as also in one field battery of four guns. These losses should be made good here as soon as they take place. There is on colored regiment here that I have not counted.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

JANUARY 29, 1864.

We will send the troops, cavalry, and gun-boats.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, January 29, 1864.

Brigadier General G. L. ANDREWS,

Commanding Port Hudson:

GENERAL: Can you by foraging parties collect beef-cattle in any amount; and if so, to what extent?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Brigadier-General Cooke, commanding District of Baton Rouge.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, January 29, 1864.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps, New Orleans:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter of this date I have the honor to state that the First Regiment U. S. Infantry reports for the present to the commander of the Defenses of New Orleans. The Seventh and Twenty-second Kentucky, and the Forty-second and one hundred and twentieth Regiments Ohio Volunteers, all report temporarily to the commander of the District of Baton Rouge. They stand in the same relation to your command as does the division under Brigadier-General McGinnis, temporarily under the orders of the commander of the Defenses of New Orleans.

Very respectfully, I am, general, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

MEMPHIS, TEN., Numbers 7. January 29, 1864.

Brigadier General N. B. Buford, commanding the post of Helena, Ark., is hereby ordered to move the available cavalry force of his command across the Mississippi River and to the eastward, threatening Panola, to make a diversion in favor of other forces that will move