War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0782 Chapter XLVI. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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[indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OR THE DULF,

Alexandria, La., April 2, 1864.

Respectfully returned.

It is not considered necessary that General Ullmann should take the field.

By ordered of Major-General banks:

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TROOPS, WESTERN LOUISIANA,

Cane River, March 30, 1864-10 p. m.

Brigadier General A. L. LEE,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I have received your dispatch of 5 p. m., and am glad that you getting on so well. You command finished crossing about 8 p. m. The infantry will be up where you are to-morrow evening certainly. I have heard nothing more from Robinson. General banks' train, &c., arrived to-night, also a negro brigade but you may depend upon Ransom's command crossing where you are to-morrow.

Respectfully,yours,

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Alexandria, March 30, 1864.

Brigadier General C. GROVER,

Commanding Second Div., Nineteenth Army Corps, Alexandria:

GENERAL: The Twelfth Regiment Illinois Cavalry is now arriving in detachments in the department for duty, and the several detachments have been ordered to report at this point as they arrive. You will please select a suitable position for assembling the squadrons as they arrive, and give your personal attention to their equipment and supply, that they may be promptly prepared to take the field. It is understood that their arms are peculiar and different from those of any other cavalry in this department. Should the ammunition be peculiar to that arm, it will important that a full supply should be on hand. The major-general commanding hopes that the regiment will be fully prepared for a campaign within a few days after the arrival of the last squadron.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Alexandria, La., March 30, 1864.

Major General J. A. McCLERNAND,

Commanding Forces in Texas:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communications of the