Organization of troops in the Department of the Northwest, Major General John Pope, U. S. Army, commanding, October 31, 1864.
DISTRICT OF IOWA.*
Brigadier General ALFRED SULLY.
4th U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company K, Captain George E. Judd.
172nd Company, 2nd Battalion, U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Captain George W. Z. Black.
FARM ISLAND, DAK. TERR.
30th Wisconsin, Company D, Captain David C. Fulton.
169th Company, 2nd Battalion, U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Lieutenant David K. Springer.
VERMILLION, DAK. TERR.
7th Iowa Cavalry, Company I, Captain Andrew J. Millard.
NORTHWESTERN INDIAN EXPEDITION.
Brigadier General ALFRED SULLY..
Dakota Cavalry, Companies A and B, Captain Nelson Miner.
6th Iowa Cavalry, Colonel Samuel M. Pollock.
7th Iowa Cavalry (three companies), Lieutenant Colonel John Pattee.
Brackett's Battalion Minnesota Cavalry (four companies), Major Alfred B. Brackett.
Indian Scouts (one company), Captain Christian Stufft.
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA.
Brigadier General HENRY H. SIBLEY.
1st U. S. Volunteers, Colonel Charles A. R. Dimon.
23rd U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps (one company), Captain Milo E. Palmer 2nd Minnesota Cavalry,
Colonel Robert N. McLaren.
Connecticut Cavalry (detachment),
Hatch's Battalion Minnesota Cavalry (five companies), Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Adams.
Minnesota Light Artillery, 3rd Battery, Captain John Jones.
DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN.
Captain JOSEPH McM. BELL.+
4th U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps (two companies),
Lieutenant Colonel 23rd U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps (two companies),
Charles G. Freudenberg.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,
New Orleans, November 1, 1864.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
Commanding Mil. Div. of West Mississippi, New Orleans, La.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration a statement of the information received at this office this 1st day of November, 1864, from the following source, a report from Captain M. Hawke, Pass Manchac, October 30:
A refugee reports a new company of rebels forming at Springfield, La., which at last accounts numbered fifty. Scott's force at Clinton, La., is reported 1,000, and a considerable force reported at Greensburg, La.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. M. JACKSON,
Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.
*Major Edward P. Ten. Broeck is charge of district headquarters at Davenport, Iowa.
+Brigadier General Thomas C. H. Smith on detached service at Keokuk, Iowa.