War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0393 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS CORPS D'AFRIQUE, Port Houdson, La., February 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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,

Colonel, Commanding.

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.

I. TARBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

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.