War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0832 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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Regiment Texas Cavalry, First Regiment Louisiana Cavalry, Second Regiment New York [Veteran] Cavalry, Eighty-seventh Regiment Illinois Mounted Infantry.

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3. Captain H. W. Closson is hereby relieved from duty with the command of Major-General Granger, and will rejoin his battery wherever it may be. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Orleans, August 24, 1864.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to request that the First Louisiana Volunteers, belonging to the Nineteenth Army Corps and now at Donaldsonville, be ordered to join the corps at Morganza.

Very respectfully, &c.,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS,

New Orleans, August 24, 1864.

Brigadier-General CAMERON,

Thibodeaux:

Your dispatch received. The general has gone to Brashear. I know of no orders detaching Donaldsonville from your command. Until orders are received to the contrary from these headquarters the troops there must report to you. If General Herron desires a report from there please have it sent to him, pending a decision, which will be sent you as soon as the general returns.

FREDERIC SPEED,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, August 24, 1864.

Brigadier General M. K. LAWLER:

Fort Morgan surrendered unconditionally at 2 p. m. yesterday, 23rd instant.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. COLORED TROOPS,

Morganza, La., August 24, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIRST BRIGADE:

SIR: You will move the Eighty-fourth Regiment on the river-bank behind the levee next to the white infantry camp, next to where the cavalry was camped, and the Seventy-third next on its left. You will