War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0956 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 473.

Washington, December 29, 1864.

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8. Lieutenant Colonel George B. Drake, assistant adjutant-general, Department of the Gulf, will at once repair to this city and report in person to the chairman of the Committee on the Conduct of the War as a witness.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 227.

New Orleans, La., December 29, 1864.

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2. The chief of cavalry at the headquarters of this division and at the headquarters of departments within the limits of this command will be relieved and assigned to other duties. Officers of the general staff on duty with these officers will report to their respective chiefs for assignment.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR, Numbers 16.] HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., December 29, 1864.

The practice of taking photographs of fortifications and other military works, which has prevailed heretofore to a great extent, is hereafter entirely prohibited within the limits of this command.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATON ROUGE, December 29, 1864.

(Received 4.45 p. m.)

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF THE GULF:

I am informed by the navy officer commanding the gun-boat near this post that orders have just been received from Captain Cornwell, commanding this naval district, to stop all passing or ferrying between this post and the opposite shore, not respecting military passes unless they come from General Canby. I presume there is a misapprehension in the case, as I see no reason for naval commanders to regulate the action of military authorities. I can easily stop the passing of any boats whatever, if so desired. I respectfully ask for instructions.

G. L. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.