PORT HUDSON, LA., March 10, 1864. (Received 1 p.m.)
Your dispatch* has been duly delivered, except to the commander of troops, who had not arrived. An answer was sent you per telegraph this morning. Nothing of importance to report at this post.
GEO. L. ANDREWS,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, AND U. S. FORCES IN W. LOUISIANA, No. 24. Franklin, La., March 10, 1864.
The staff of the major-general commanding U. S. Troops Western Louisiana is announced, for the information of this command, as follows:
Major Wickham Hoffman, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general.
Colonel Charles C. Dwight, One hundred and sixtieth New York Volunteers, acting assistant inspector-general.
Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Chandler, assistant quartermaster, chief quartermaster.
Lieutenant Colonel H. D. Woodruff, commissary of subsistence, chief commissary of subsistence.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, acting military engineer.
Surg. E. F. Sanger, U. S. Volunteers, medical director.
Captain John P. Baker, First U. S. Cavalry, aide-de-camp.
Captain George M. Franklin, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, aide-de-camp.
Lieutenant David Lyon, Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp.
J. G. Oltman, acting topographical engineer and volunteer aide-de-camp.
Captain Henry W. Closson, Battery L, First U. S. Artillery, chief of artillery.
Captain T. H. Annable, Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, commissary of musters.
Captain A. W. Chapman, Sixth Michigan Artillery, judge-advocate.
Lieutenant John J. Williamson, One hundred and twenty-eighth New York Volunteers, acting ordnance officer.
By order of Major-General Franklin:
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, March 10, 1864.
Commanding Troops at Mouth of Red River:
GENERAL: The column for operations against Alexandria has been formed at Franklin, La., and it was my intention to march from that place so as to reach Alexandria on the 17th instant, but a violent rain-storm, which commenced night before last on Berwick Bay and here yesterday, has placed the roads in such condition
*See Andrews to Porter, March 9, p.534.