OMAHA, November 26, 1864.
Colonel R. R. LIVINGSTON,
You must adopt a system of patrols in the vicinity of Plum Creek, about the time for stages to pass, that will prevent the constant attacks in that locality.
ROBT. B. MITCHELL,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 72.
New Orleans, La., November 27, 1864.
Until the general orders or regulations of the Secretary of War, as prescribed in the eighth paragraph of the Executive order of September 24, 1864, for the proper observation and execution of said order, have been duly promulgated, no military officers within the limits of this command will grant any safe conducts or permits authorizing, in any way whatever, intercourse with the insurrectionary district beyond the lines of actual occupation, as defined by the ninth section of the law of July 2, 1864, except such as is exclusively military in its character, and all such safe conducts or permits as may heretofore have been granted are revoked.
By order Major General E. R. S. Canby:
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NEW ORLEANS, New Orleans, November 27, 1864.
You will send two companies of cavalry from that nearest at hand across the river at Donaldsonville for temporary service there. These companies will report direct to these headquarters for orders until a senior officer is ordered there.
By order of Brigadier-General Sherman:
BATON ROUGE, November 27, 1864. (Received 9 p. m.)
Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
The troops marched this morning together with train and most of the staff. We are awaiting Bailey's arrival; by sunrise to-morrow we shall be also en route. General D[avidson] has informed me that he considers you a brick. I agree with him. Remember me to all. Military affairs look promising. Good-bye.
P. S.-Later: Bailey has arrived.