War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0379 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FORT JACKSON, LA., February 20, 1864. (Received 2 a. m.)

General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

The Fourth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, have gone to Port Hudson. There only remains here Company D, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. Is there any further duty for me here?

WM. DWIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, February 20, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM DWIGHT,

Fort Jackson:

GENERAL: Please instruct the captain of the Wisconsin, battery fully as to the importance of his post and the essentials to be attended to, after which you will please come to this city and report to Major-General Franklin, commanding Nineteenth Army Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS, Batesville, Ark., February 20, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER IN CHARGE OF STEAM-BOAT DOVE, Jacksonport, Ark.:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs me to inform you that our train, consisting of thirty-five wagons, was captured by the enemy two days ago, and that owing to lack of transportation and long distance we have to travel to obtain forage for the command it is not possible for him to send teams to transport the goods now on the boat. It requires all our limited transportation to supply forage for the command, and nearly all the troops to guard the transportation.

I remain, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. FILLEBROWN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS, Batesville, Ark., February 20, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER IN CHARGE OF STEAM-BOAT DOVE, Jacksonport:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs me to inform you that the rebels in force have crossed Black River at a point 12 miles above Jacksonport, and he advises you to be very careful about the movements of your boat.

I remain, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. FILLEBROWN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.