War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0834 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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NEW ORLEANS, August 24, 1864.

Brigadier General G. L. ANDREWS,

Commanding Port Hudson:

The major-general commanding desires to be informed what cavalry you have, and directs that you prepare about 200 in pace of the Second Louisiana.

Very respectfully,

B. F. MOREY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

PORT HUDSON, August 24, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Major C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The troops from Morganza arrived here about 6 a. m. to-day. I am informed that they have brought cavalry with them.

GEO. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

BATON ROUGE, August 24, 1864.

Brigadier-General ANDREWS,

Commanding Port Hudson:

Fit out eight pieces of artillery for General Dennis instead of six, and move as many reliable men of the Second Louisiana Infantry as you can. I will only want them for three days' service. General Dennis moves at 4 o'clock.

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK, Numbers 63.

Little Rock, Ark., August 24, 1864.

I. The Second Brigade, First Division, Seventh Army Corps, is assigned to duty as the garrison of the post of Little Rock, Colonel Adolph Engelmann, commanding, will enter upon the duties of post commander without unnecessary delay.

II. The Twenty-seventh Wisconsin and Fortieth Iowa Infantry will continue to furnish details for pickets and fatigue as heretofore until the arrival of the Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry.

III. The post of Huntersville is hereby discontinued and the troops assigned to the command post of Little Rock.

By command of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., August 24, 1864.

Brigadier General CYRUS BUSSEY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you send a reconnoitering party out on the roads south from here some fifteen or twenty miles with instructions to watch all roads leading toward this