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MORGANZA, November 22, 1864.

(Received 8 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch is received. The troops from Natchez have just arrived, and in ten minutes will be on their way to Baton Rouge.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS LA FOURCHE DISTRICT,

Thibodeaux, La., November 22, 1864.

Colonel C. L. HARRIS,

Brashear City:

You will send rations to the Cornie in small boats, and an effort will be made to reach her with cavalry. Until she is relieved you will have a gun-boat patrolling the approaches to prevent her being cut out and burned by the enemy.

By command of Brigadier-General Cameron:

B. B. CAMPBELL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATON ROUGE, November 22, 1864.

(Received 10 a. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nearly 800 negroes were brought in with the late expedition. They were made to come, but are all willing to fight or to other service for the Government. They are exceedingly destitute. Shall I order blankets, &c., issued to make them comfortable?

W. P. BENTON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, November 22, 1864.

Brigadier General W. P. BENTON,

Baton Rouge:

GENERAL: Send a negroes here to be reported to the superintendent recruiting service. Issue blankets and provisions.

By order of Major-General Hurlbut:

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, November 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 18th instant, with three inclosures.