War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0612 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 66.

New Orleans, La., March 15, 1864.

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9. the detachment of Scott's Nine Hundred cavalry, now in this city, and other detachments, upon arrival, will report to Major-General Reynolds, commanding Defenses of New Orleans.

By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHD. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, March 15, 1864.

Captain E. A. MORSE,

Superintendent N. O., O. and G. W. R. R., Algiers:

CAPTAIN: Have special train prepared and ready to start at 10 a. m. to-morrow for the commanding general and staff. The number of officers, orderlies, servants, and horses will be furnished you this day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, March 15, 1864.

Captain E. A. MORSE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Algiers:

The time of leaving Algiers by department staff is, by direction of the major-general commanding, postponed twenty-four hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, March 15, 1864.

Major D. C. HOUSTON,

Chief Engineer, Brashear or Berwick:

MAJOR: Push the pontoon train forward as quickly as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, March 15, 1864.

Captain E. A. MORSE,

Superintendent Railroad, Algiers:

CAPTAIN: It is important to hasten the movements of the pontoon wagon train. It will arrive at Terre Bonne this noon; fifty wagons, 350 mules. Please send directions to forward them promptly to Brashear.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.