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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 16.

New Orleans, March 2, 1864.

I. The following regiments are authorized to have inscribed on their colors the names of the several battles set opposite them, in accordance with paragraph 11, Appendix B, Revised Army Regulations, 1863:

Ninety-seventh Illinois Infantry Volunteers: Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Black River Bridge, Vicksburg, Jackson.

Eleventh Indiana Infantry Volunteers: Romney, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson.

II. The following are the dates at which the above-named actions took place:

Romney, June 11, 1861; Fort Donelson, February 13, 14, and 15, 1862; Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862; Chickasaw Bluffs, December 29, 1862; Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863; Port Gibson, May 1, 1863; Champion's Hill, May 16, 1863; Black River Bridge, May 17, 1863; Vicksburg, invested May 18, 1863, assaulted May 19 and 22, 1863, surrended July 4, 1863; Jackson, invested July 10, 1863, surrendered July 15, 1863.

By command of Major General John A. McClernand:

SAMUEL CALDWELL,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, Numbers 47.

Indianola, Tex., March 2, 1864.

I. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 43, from these headquarters, as orders the Eighteenth Indiana Volunteers to be ready to move with all its camp and garrison equipage at six hours' notice is hereby rescinded.

II. The Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, Colonel James Keigwin commanding, will immediately embark on board the steamer Planter, with all their camp and garrison equipage.

III. The following-named enlisted men are detailed temporarily as scouts, and will report at once to Captain Armstrong, commanding Texas Scouts, but in case Captain Armstrong's command be separated from the division they will at once return to their regiments: Sergt. George W. Brown, Company B, Twenty-second Iowa Volunteers; Private Joseph L. Carter, Company I, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteers.

By command of Brigadier-General Warren:

B. WILSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., March 2, 1864.

His Excellency A. LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

I have issued the following address. Everything is working harmoniously.*

FRED'K STEELE,

Major-General.

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*For correspondence in relation to re-establishing a civil government in Arkansas loyal to the Union, see Series III.

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