War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0802 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., August 22, 1864.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,

Commanding Nineteenth Army Corps, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: The Twenty-third Wisconsin and One hundred and sixty-first New York have just reported, and I have given them orders to proceed by the Cahawba to Mobile Point. It seems that these regiments have taken all their sick with them, some of them in such a condition that it may not be advisable to take them beyond this place, and I would respectfully suggest that a medical officer be sent to the Cahawba to inspect those sick and have such as are too feeble to travel transferred to a hospital in this city. The commanding officer also reports that they are entirely out of forage, and asks that twenty-four hours' rations for twelve horses may be sent to the Cahawba. I have instructed the commanding officer to delay his departure as little as possible after these wants have been attended to.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, August 22, 1864.

Major CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Div. of West Mississippi:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the following change of station of regiments of Nineteenth Army Corps, viz: Twenty-fourth Indiana Volunteers from Baton Rouge to Morganza, August 16, 1864; assigned to Second Brigade, Third Division. Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteers from Morganza to Mobile Point, to report to Major-General Granger (Special Orders, Numbers 105, August 22, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi). One hundred and sixty-first New York Volunteers from Morganza to Mobile Point, to report to Major-General ranger (Special Orders, Numbers 105, August 22, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi).

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to Major Drake.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 180.

New Orleans, August 22, 1864.

1. Brigadier General G. F. McGinnis is hereby assigned to command the Third Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, and will report in person to Brigadier General M. K. Lawler, at Morganza, La.

2. Assignment of the artillery of the Nineteenth Army Corps: First Division - Seventeenth Ohio Battery, Second Connecticut Battery. Second Division - Seventh Massachusetts Battery, Twenty-sixth New York Battery. Third Division - Fourth Massachusetts Battery, First Delaware Battery. Cavalry - Second Massachusetts Battery. Reserve Artillery - First Indiana Battery, Twenty-first New York Battery, Fifteenth Massachusetts Battery, Company A, First Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company G, First Indiana Heavy Artillery.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

S. C. FARRINGTON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.