HEADQUARTERS CORPS D'AFRIQUE, Port Houdson, La., February 22, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel R. B. IRWIN,
SIR: I have the honor to report the arrival at this post of the Fourth Regiment Infantry, Corps d'Afrique, Major W. E. Nye commanding.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. L. ANDREWS,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Post.
THIBODEAUS, LA., February 22, 1864-9 a.m. (Received 9.20 a. m.)
Brigadier General C. P. STONE,
Chief of Staff:
Colonel W. O. Fiske telegraphs a slight skirmish on Bayou Grossetete between Colonel Sheldon's cavalry and Confederates. A Confederate was captured on this bayou last evening; supposed to be a spy. Everything quiet and prepared for the election.
E. L. MOLINEUX,
FORT JACKSON, February 22, 1864-2.20 p. m.
Brigadier General R. ARNOLD,
Chief of Artillery:
We arrived in the night and landed at sunrise. I have assumed command. There is much to do in way of dirt and filth. The place is in bad condition. I shall tacked pleasure in doing the best I can.
HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, February 22, 1864.
Major General J. A. McCLERNAND,
Numbers 47 Union Street, New Orleans, La.:
SIR: Per Special Orders, Numbers 46, headquarters of this department, you are directed to relieve me in command of the Thirteenth Army Corps.
I am informed that it is the direction of the department commander that offices be closed and transaction of public business suspended to-day. I will be glad to see you at these headquarters to-morrow between 9 and 10 a. m., so that I can be relieved.
I am, sir, yours, &c.,
E. O. C. ORD,
Major-General of Volunteers.