War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0315 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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sufficient guard, as soon as you deem it practicable to do so. They will all be brought to trial before a military commission. Among those who surrender to you on the 22nd ultimo are some very bad characters. The protection afforded to the murdering Sioux in the British settlements has been made the subject of official correspondence between the two Governments, and will doubtless lead to a change of policy on the part of the British authorities.

By command of Brigadier-General Sibley:

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. OLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE, U. S. ARMY,

Baton Rouge:

GENERAL: The Thirteenth Wisconsin Battery, 120 men, without guns, has been ordered to report to you for duty with the guns in Fort Williams, or a portion of them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE, U. S. ARMY,

Baton Rouge.

GENERAL: It is represented that the picket captured at Doyal's plantation was not at all on the alert; that the men, when captured, were nearly all dragged from the separate quarters of negro women; that only one sentry was posted, and he was on the river bank.

Please cause investigation.

By command of Major-General Banks:

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff/

THIBODEAUX, LA., February 13, 1864-9.40 a. m.

(Received 9.45 a. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

All quiet. Colonel Fiske telegraphs of rumors of the rebels west of Atchafalaya, but nothing definite. I make a personal examination of the posts between here and Donaldsonville to-day and will telegraph my afternoon report from Donaldsonville. Telegraphic communication is complete in all parts of this district.

E. L. MOLINEUX,

Colonel, Commanding.