HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
In the Field, New Orleans, July 9, 1864.
About twelve regiments are now concentrating at Algiers. General McGinnis is in the city and unemployed and anxious for duty. I request that he be ordered to report to me to take charge of the above regiments at Algiers.
J. J. REYNOLDS,
NEW ORLEANS, July 9, 1864.
Brigadier General M. K. LAWLER,
The commanding general directs that the best brigade and two batteries be held in readiness to embark at a moment's notice. Please acknowledge receipt of this.
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 165.
Morganza, La., July 9, 1864.
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IV. Brigadier-General Lee will hold his command in readiness to embark at a moment's notice.
V. The commanding officers of the Seventh Massachusetts and Twenty-sixth New York Batteries will hold their commands in readiness to embark at a moment's notice.
By command of Brigadier-General Lawler:
THIBODEAUX, July 9, 1864.
Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,
The Second Maine Cavalry have been concentrated here by order of Major-General Banks. There are 1,075 present, 105 of whom are reported sick.
R. A. CAMERON,
U. S. GUN-BOAT HASTINGS,
Mouth of White River, July 9, 1864.
Major General F. STEELE, U. S. Army,
Commanding Department of Arkansas, Little Rock:
GENERAL: A portion, if not all, of Fagan's force crossed the Arkansas River on Wednesday last. The person reporting it is known to me and I deem him reliable. He saw ten pieces of artillery (all brass, he