War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0489 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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be re-established upon a basis consistent with the permanent peace of the country, or the Congress of the United States shall have established definite regulations for the final disposition of such property.

By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHARD B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 55.

New Orleans, La., March 3, 1864.

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13. The following transfers and assignment of artillery are hereby ordered: The First Indiana Battery to be transferred from the First to the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; the Chicago Mercantile Battery from the Fourth to the First Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. The Second Connecticut Battery assigned to Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, and will be reported to the commanding officer of this division.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHD. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., March 3, 1864.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: In compliance with order, I have the honor to inclose reports of the armament of Fort Jackson and Fort Saint Philip.

I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. BULKLEY,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.] FORT SAINT PHILIP, LA., February 24, 1864.

Captain C. S. BULKLEY,

Assistant Quartermaster, &c.:

CAPTAIN: In compliance with your request, I give you herewith the strength of garrison, number and condition of armament at Fort Saint Philip:

15-inch Rodmans, unmounted ..................... 2

100-pounder Parrotts, unmounted ................ 5

30-pounder Parrotts, in good order ............. 5

32-pounder guns, model of 1829, in good order .. 9

32-pounder gun, unserviceable .................. 1

42-pounder guns, model of 1831, in good order .. 6

24-pounder guns, model of 1819, in good order .. 15

8-inch columbiads, model of 1844, in good order. 4

8-inch columbiad, model of 1861, in good order .. 1

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Total number of guns ........................... 48

Unmounted and unserviceable .................... 8

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Leaving in good order .......................... 40