the Military District of Minnesota being composed of mixed troops equivalent to a brigade, the Military District of Minnesota is hereby designated as "a separate brigade."
By command of Major-General Pope:
J. F. MELINE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CITY POINT, VA., October 26, 1864-7 p. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, Chief of Staff:
An order, with an officer to see it enforced, should go to Missouri to send from there all the troops not actually after Price and guards for public stores to General Thomas, telegraphing Thomas to know at what points he wants them. Memphis now looks to me as if it was in danger.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., October 26, 1864-8 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:
From a scout in from the vicinity of Monroe to-night I have rather meager information, but it goes to show that troops, consisting of mounted infantry, cavalry, and artillery (eight pieces), have recently come in from the direction of Texas and passed northward from Oak Ridge, on Saturday last. The report is that it was known as Lee's command, and consisted of eight regiments of Texans.
N. J. T. DANA,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, October 26, 1864.
GENERAL: The smuggling is now tending toward your post. I very earnestly request of you that you will leave no exertions untried to detect and prevent transmission of all articles beyond your lines. All trade and traffic outside of your pickets will be stopped. It will require vigilance to do so, and I expect you to use your best endeavors to close this outlet.
Your obedient servant,
S. A. HURLBUT,
HDQRS. DIST. OF BATON ROUGE AND PORT HUDSON,
Baton Rouge, La., October 29, 1864.
Official copy respectfully furnished commanding officer Plaquemine, La., for his information and guidance.
The requirements of the within telegram will be strictly complied with.
By command of Brigadier-General Benton:
L. B. MOREY,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.