the District of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge. He will report by letter to the major-general commanding the Department of the Gulf for assignment to the command of the cavalry now being concentrated at Baton Rouge.
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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 211.
New Orleans, August 8, 1864.
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II. The Fourth Regiment U. S. Colored Cavalry is relieved from duty in the Defenses of New Orleans, and will at once proceed to Port Hudson, La., and report to Brigadier General G. L. Andrews, commanding the post. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By command of Major-General Banks:
C. S. SARGENT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
OFFICE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,
New Orleans, August 8, 1864
Captain JACOB T. FOSTER,
Commanding Camp of Instruction, Reserve Artillery:
SIR: The chief of artillery directs that in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 206, paragraph 10, headquarters Department of the Gulf, August 3, 1864, you will temporarily assign the officers and enlisted men of the Second Ohio Battery F, First Missouri Light Artillery, to Battery A of the same regiment. The company accounts, records, &c., of each company will be kept entirely separate and distinct. In making out muster and pay rolls you will apply to the chief paymaster for instructions, or how he wishes them made out, whether as separate organizations or as the men of one company assigned to another. Morning and monthly reports will be made out by the senior officer in charge of the consolidated companies as if it were one company.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. R. CRAFT,
Lieutenant and Inspector of Artillery.
DONALDSONVILLE, August 8, 1864.
Captain O. MATTHEWS,
Nothing new this morning. The prisoners taken from our pickets the other day were shot by their captors after crossing bayou at Indian Village. They belonged to Company G, Eighth U. S. Colored Artillery.
RICHD. G. SHAW
Major, Commanding Post at Plaquemine.