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take the pontoons? If not, will it not be best to put the wagons on the cars at Thibodeaux? If they do not arrive at Brashear before Wednesday, I fear they will have to be left behind altogether.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff .

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, March 14, 1864.

First Lieutenant HORACE POOLE,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General and Actg. Asst. Q. M., Franklin:

LIEUTENANT: Move headquarters train to New Iberia when General Franklin moves. Report to him and await arrival of the major-general commanding or further orders. Acknowledge.

RICH. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 65.

New Orleans, March 14, 1864.

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11. I. The Third Maryland Cavalry will proceed without delay to Brashear City, and be reported for duty to Brigadier General C. Grover, commanding Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps.

II. The company of Third Maryland Cavalry now serving in the District of La Fourche will be relieved immediately by a squadron of the Second Louisiana Cavalry, and when so relieved will proceed to Brashear City and report to the commanding officer of the regiment.

III. The Third Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, will proceed from Baton Rogue to Thibodeaux and be reported to the division commander at that point.

IV. On the arrival at New Orleans of the Fourteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, it will be assigned to duty in the Defenses at New Orleans, to relieve the First Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, which will then proceed to Thibodeaux and be reported to the division commander for duty.

By command of Major-General Banks:

RICH. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DONALDSONVILLE, LA., March 14, 1864.

(Received 5 p.m.)

Brigadier-General STONE:

SIR: A squadron of rebel cavalry made a raid last night on the Brown plantation, 8 miles above here, on the opposite side of the river. They took all the mules and everything else they could find. All quiet at Plaquemine. Nothing new here.

W. O. FISKE,

Colonel, Commanding.