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from duty in the Department of the Gulf, and will proceed without delay to Washington, D. C., and report for orders to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 194. New Orleans, July 22, 1864.

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III. The operation of so much of Special Orders, No. 192, of July 20, 1864, from these headquarters, as directs the Eighth U. S. Colored Artillery, heavy, to proceed to Port Hudson, is hereby suspended until further orders.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

J. S. CROSBY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORGANZA, July 22, 1864. (Received 8 p.m.)

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Troops at this post as follows: Second Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, 1,438 for duty; cavalry force, 2,288 for duty; U. S. Colored Troops, 2,555 for duty; batteries, sixteen guns 318 for duty; First Indiana Heavy Artillery, eight guns, 161 for duty; total, twenty-four guns, 6,760 for duty.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General.

NEW ORLEANS, July 22, 1864.

Brigadier General M. K. LAWLER:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that information has been received that the enemy are in the vicinity of Butte a la Rose, and that they are constructing a road there.

S. C. FARRINGTON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

MORGANZA, July 22, 1864. (Received 8.40 p.m.)

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Davis was at Morgan's Ferry yesterday; found the enemy on the opposite side with three pieces of artillery and a camp apparently of from 600 to 1,000 men. From indications he thinks that the reports we have had of a brigade of cavalry with three guns having gone down to the ferry for the purpose of making a demonstration on this side are correct. The brigade is said to be of three regiments. He