War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0644 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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the men being absent from duty. Supplies are getting very scarce. Two German women, refuges from Brookhaven, Miss., report a camp of instruction at that place, containing about 400 men under command of one Major Richardson.

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

A. M. JACKSON,

Second Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 192.

New Orleans, La., November 22, 1864.

1. Lieutenant Colonel T. H. Harris, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, assistant adjutant-general Sixteenth Army Corps (now abolished), is hereby assigned to duty with Major General N. J. T. Dana, commanding District of West Tennessee and Vicksburg, with his present rank, subject to the approval of the President of the United States.

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5. Captain John F. S. Gray, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, is hereby permitted, at his own request, to report to Brigadier General J. W. Davidson, chief of cavalry of the division, for special temporary duty, in accordance with verbal instructions given him.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, November 22, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I recommend that two regiments of infantry be sent from Nineteenth Corps at Morganza to re-enforce Baton Rouge during General Davidson's absence. I do not know whether the regiments (two) hitherto ordered to Natchez are still there, or are longer required, but there will be a necessity of troops at Baton Rouge soon as a proper precaution.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., November 22, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Morganza, La.:

The two regiments that were recently sent to Natchez will, on their return, be ordered to Baton rouge for temporary duty at that post. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.