War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0285 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

BATON ROUGE, LA., February 10, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

I learn of no force between here and Port Hudson, nor of any Major Dimitry. The told force from Woodville, Miss., rounds, is estimated at 1,200 or 1,500. An escaped conscript from Greensburg to-day reports the Tenth [Eighteenth] Louisiana Battalion, under Colonel Carter, 350 strong, mostly conscripts, left there three days ago for Springfield, near Madisonville. He also reports General Powers' return.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General.

BATON ROUGE, LA., February 10, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Scouting party returned last night. They failed to intercept the enemy.

P. ST. GEO. COOKE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

PORT HUDSON, LA., February 10, 1864-9.45 a. m.

General STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing of importance to communicate this morning. Sherman is reported 40 miles beyond Jackson, Miss.

G. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

PORT HUDSON, LA., February 10, 1864-6 p. m.

(Received 7.45 p. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Steamer Ohio Belle just passed down. Rebels erecting batteries on river below Memphis. Our force had been sent out to drive them away. Sherman had a fight near Jackson and was successful.

G. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

PORT HUDSON, LA., February 10, 1864-6.30 p. m.

(Received 8.30 p. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Colonel Fonda has been to Jackson to-day and captured 3 rebels. From his information and the statements of the prisoners the information you send me would seem to be incorrect. I do not think there are more than 500 rebel soldiers in this part of Louisiana at