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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. RED RIVER EXPEDITION, No. 2. On Steamer W. L. Ewing, March 9, 1864.

The general commanding announces the organization of his staff, as follows:

Major N. R. Derby, U. S. Volunteers, medical director.

Captain John Hough, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain William S. Burns, Fourth Missouri Cavalry, assistant inspector-general.

Captain George W. Baker, U. S. Volunteers, commissary of subsistence.

Captain J. M. Cockefair, Third Indiana Battery, chief of artillery.

Captain J. J. Lyon, Twenty-fourth Missouri Infantry, judge-advocate.

Lieutenant George W. Fetterman, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, assistant commissary of musters.

Lieutenant J. B. Pannes, Seventeenth New York Infantry, ordnance officer.

Lieutenant Ross Wilkinson, Fifth Minnesota, aide-de-camp.

A. J. SMITH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. RED RIVER EXPEDITION, No. 3. Str. Ewing, Vicksburg, Miss., March 9, 1864.

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2. Brigadier General J. A. Mower, in addition to the First Division, will assume the immediate command of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps. Brigade commanders of the Third Division will send all reports and returns to his headquarters.

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By order of Brigadier General A. J. Smith:

J. HOUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FRANKLIN, LA., March 9, 1864-8.45 p.m.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

Dudley's brigade is crossing at Berwick to-day. A portion of it will report here to-morrow, the rest by noon next day. Yesterday there was a heavy rain at Tigerville and east, and the roads so heavy that the march was slow. The rest of my division is here. It has rained here about twelve hours and the roads are very bad.

Very respectfully,

A. L. LEE,

Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES ON THE RIO GRANDE,

Brownsville, Tex., March 9, 1864.

Brigadier General CHARLES P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Late news from the interior of Mexico confirms the reports of the defeat of the French at Guadalajara, by the Juarez troops under General Uraga, and if any faith can be placed in Mexico