War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0654 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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eral Davidson have General Bailey sent to him immediately? General Davidson cannot leave before the morning of the 27th. Answer immediately. Send John with buffalo robe and heavy clothes.

JOHN F. S. GRAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 413.

Washington, November 23, 1864.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 129.

Morganza, La., November 23, 1864.

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II. Brigadier-General Lawler having been ordered to report to Major General J. J. Reynolds, at mouth of White River, for assignment to duty, Brigadier General Daniel Ullmann, U. S. Volunteers, will immediately assume command of the U. S. forces at this place.

By command of Brigadier General M. K. Lawler:

B. WILSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORGANZA, November 23, 1864 (Received 3 p. m.)

Major G. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to state that I have this day assumed command of the U. S. forces at this place.

DANIEL ULLMANN,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY FORCES, MIL. DIV. OF WEST Numbers 6.

MISSISSIPPI, Baton Rouge, La., November 23, 1864.

I. In addition to the command of the cavalry forces, the undersigned hereby assumes direct command of Lee's cavalry division, owing to the ill health of the general. The division staff remains unchanged and will report to me direct.

II. Colonel Abraham Bassford, Fourteenth New York Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty with Lee's cavalry division, and will report in person to Colonel E. J. Davis, First Texas Cavalry, commanding Second Division, for assignment to the command of the brigade composed of the First Louisiana and First Texas Regiments of Cavalry.

By order of Brigadier-General Davidson:

A. S. MONTGOMERY,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.