whom you think are likely to return to the rebel service. I inclose copy* of a telegram received from New Orleans. You will report the circumstances of the capture of the post at Doyal's as clearly as possible.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. W. DURGIN, JR.,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 40.
New Orleans, La., February 14, 1864.
I. Battery D, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, will proceed to Fort Jackson, La., and be reported to Brigadier-General Dwight for duty at that station.
II. The Ninety-first New York Volunteer Infantry, recently converted into heavy artillery, will proceed to Fort Jackson, La., and be reported to Brigadier-General Dwight for duty at that station.
By command of Major-General Banks:
RICHD. B. IRWIN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., February 14, 1864.
Hons. HENRY T. BLOW, J. W. McCLURG, B. GRATZ BROWN, B. F. LOAN, S. H. BOYD, Members of Congress:
GENTLEMEN: Your favor of January 21,* with General Garfield's postscript, was found in my dest day before yesterday. It gratifies me that you have written your opinion of Colonel Fletcher. I have had an interview with him. He made a favorable impression on me, and I have confidently explained to him my views on the subject of the provost-marshal-generalship. I desire your advice and assistance in all matters in which co-operation is likely to possess me of facts and aid my judgement in the work of securing the triumph of the national cause, and the unity and prosperity of the people in this department on that basis.
Trusting you will write any suggestions you consider tending to that end, I am, very truly, yours,
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS ROLLA DISTRICT,
Rolla, Mo., February 14, 1864.
Captain R. MURPHY,
Commanding Post, Houston, Mo.:
SIR: You will see by the inclosed dispatch+ that Freeman's command is on the advance, and is by this time in the district. I hereby caution you to be on the lookout, and send out small scouting parietes in different directions. If you can procure the services of reliable
+Not found as an inclosure.