War of the Rebellion: Serial 064 Page 0321 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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the detachment to their encampment. You will also instruct the officer in command of the detachment to rejoin your command at some point beyond the head of Cherry Creek that you shall designate within forty-eight hours from the time of leaving. See that the detachment are well armed. As rapid marching is absolutely necessary the detachment will only take the essential parts of their rations.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. S. MAYNARD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Numbers 14.

Milwaukee, June 11, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Stipp, medical inspector, U. S. Army, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 163, War Department, is announced as medical inspector for this Department, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Pope:

J. F. MELINE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 154.

New Orleans, June 12, 1864.

1. Brigadier General H. W. Birge, U. S. Volunteers, will without delay report to Brigadier General Richard Arnold, chief of cavalry, for assignment to duty in the Cavalry Division.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. 19TH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., June 12, 1864.

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the Gulf:

MAJOR: Two men, one a mulatto, captured on board the Emma, have just escaped from the rebel lines on the other side of the Atchafalaya. They state that General Major left the Atchafalaya on Thursday with a small party of three regiments, who crossed the Red River to see if they could find a place north of that where he could come in on the river and interrupt navigation. The rest of the enemy's forces they report very much the same as heretofore reported by me.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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