War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0474 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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PORT HUDSON, LA., March 1, 1864. (Received 10.30 p. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

The brigade designated for the field is now ready. The arms are poor. It is under the command the Colonel W. H. Dickey, of the Twelfth Regiment, and will number about 1,600 effective men. The regiments are the First, Third, Twelfth, and Twenty-second.

GEO. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

THIBODEAUX, LA., March 1, 1864. (Received 9.15 p. m.)

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing of importance has occurred in this district. The train of Fourth Cavalry Brigade has passed to Terre Bonne short of rations and forage, which I supplied. It any future trains are to draw supplies at the post, I would respectfully request notice, as we are not prepared to do so at present.

E. L. MOLINEUX,

Colonel, Commanding.

BRASHEAR, March 1, 1864. (Received 2.30 p. m.)

Brigadier-General ARNOLD,

Chief of Artillery:

I have orders to move, and shall move to-morrow.

GEO. T. HEBARD,

Captain First Vermont Battery.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 53.

New Orleans, March 1, 1864.

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XIII. The Third Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, will proceed to Franklin, La., and be reported to the commanding general of U. S. troops in Western Louisiana for duty.

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XV. Major General John A. McClernand, commanding Thirteenth Army Corps, will proceed without delay to Pass Cavallo and assume control of military affairs on the coast and frontier of Texas. He will, immediately after his arrival, visit the several principal points occupied by the U. S. forces, and report frequently and fully to these headquarters, making such suggestions as he may deem for the good of the service.

XVI. Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed to Fort Jackson, La., and assume command of that post and Fort Saint Philip, reporting to the major-general commanding the Defenses of New Orleans.

By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.