War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0300 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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Fourteenth Confederate Cavalry, Colonel Dumonteil, relieves the fifth Louisiana Cavalry and Eleventh Arkansas in East Louisiana.

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

A. M. JACKSON,

Major, Tenth U. S . Colored Heavy Artillery.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer, Military Division of West Mississippi.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 117.

New Orleans, May 3, 1865.

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13. Brigadier General E. B. Brown, U. S . Volunteers, will proceed to Brazos Santiago, Tex., and assume command of the U. S. forces at that station. The quartermasters's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major- General Banks:

J. C . STONE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, May 3, 1865.

Lieutenant - Colonel CROSBY,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General Department of the Gulf:

COLONEL: Your letter of yesterday with inclosures was duly received. General Cameron has been minutely instructed to prevent any passage through the Lower Atchafalaya and to obtain the co- operation of the gun- boats at Brashear in watching for the Missouri or any other vessels attempting to pass out to the Gulf. A circular has been issued (company of which will be duly furnished) stopping all crossing the Mississippi River within my limits above Carrollton, except by special permits, and a request for the gun- boats to co- operate with the local commanders in preventing all passage across the river, except at specially assigned localities. Every step possible will be taken to prevent Jeff. Davis and company from getting through this portion of the department.

Very resepectfully, your obedient servant,

T. W. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, May 3, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CROSBY,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Department of the Gulf:

COLONEL: Brigadier- General West exhibits an order from headquarters Division of West Mississippi directing the Eighteenth New York Cavalry to proceed to New Orleans to report to him for remount. No such order has bee received at these headquarters. Shall I order the Eighteenth New York down here! Four companies of this regiment