War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0690 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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present objective point. We have had very severe weather, rain, hail, and cold, for forty-eight hours past. It is now clearing, but still cold. The river is rising, and there is now a depth of 7 feet on the rapids.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

(Copy sent by telegraph from Port Hudson.)

ALEXANDRIA, March 22, 1864.

Major General N. P. BANKS,

Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans:

The number of prisoners reported as captured last night with the artillery is 210. all of the Second Louisiana Cavalry.

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

(Copy sent by telegraph from Port Hudson.)

[MARCH 22, 1864.-For General Orders, Numbers 38, headquarters Department of the Gulf, in reference to the education of freedmen, see Series III.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 73.

New Orleans, La., March 22, 1864.

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5. The Sixty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry, formerly known as the Third Regiment Missouri Volunteers (colored), is assigned to duty at Port Hudson, La., and will be reported to Brigadier General George L. Andrews, commanding that post.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHD. B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 3rd DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 22.

On Bayou Boeuf, La., March 22, 1864.

This command will more to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock. The reveille will be sounded at 4.30 a.m., at which time the pickets will be relieved. The provost-guard and pioneer corps will move in front of the division every day until otherwise ordered. The remainder of the command will alternate as before.

By order of Brigadier-General Cameron:

OSCAR MOHR,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.