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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 36.

New Orleans, La., August 11, 1864.

The headquarters of the Nineteenth Army Corps, Major General J. J. Reynolds commanding, are hereby established in the city of New Orleans, to date from July 22, 1864.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] TEMPORARY HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Baton Rouge, August 11, 1864.

The cavalry regiments now concentrated at Baton Rouge are brigaded and organized into a division as follows: First Brigade, Colonel John G. Fonda commanding-Sixth Missouri Cavalry, One hundred and eighteen Illinois Mounted Infantry, Fourteenth New York Cavalry, Second Louisiana Cavalry; Second Brigade, Colonel D. B. Bush commanding-Eleventh New York Cavalry, Second Illinois Cavalry, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, First Wisconsin Battery. Brigadier General A. L. Lee, U. S. Volunteers, upon reporting, is assigned to the command of the division and will report his division for duty to Major-General Herron commanding District of Baton Rouge. The staff of each brigade will consist of one acting assistant adjutant-general, one aide-de-camp, one acting assistant quartermaster, one acting assistant commissary of subsistence, one inspector, two ladies, one surgeon in charge, and one ordnance officer.

By command of Major-General Banks:

JOHN P. SHERBURNE,

Colonel and Chief of Cavalry, Department of the Gulf.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 214.

New Orleans, August 11, 1864.

1. In compliance with instructions from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, Companies B, F, K, L, M, First Indiana Heavy Artillery, will at once proceed to Ship Island, Miss., and report to the commanding officer of that post, taking up on their way any ordnance or ordnance stores or other sieges material that Brigadier General Richard Arnold, chief of artillery, Department of the Gulf, may designate. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

2. The Nineteenth Iowa Volunteers will at once proceed to Pensacola Harbor, Fla., and report to Brigadier General A. Asboth, commanding the District of West Florida. 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.