War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0582 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 24, 1865.

Major General F. J. HERRON:

Have you received instructions from General Canby in relation to the appointment of commissioners asked for by General Brent?

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATON ROUGE, May 24, 1865.

(Received 2 p. m.)

Captain C. H. DYER, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have received instructions in relation to the appointment of commissioners from General Canby by telegraph.

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

Baton Rouge, La., May 24, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOGAN,

118th Illinois (Mounted) Infantry, Commanding Escort:

COLONEL: By direction of Major-General Herron you will embark the detachment under your command on board the steamer Kentucky and proceed to the mouth of Red River, where you will transfer your command on board the steamer Autocrat, of which vessel you will take charge and immediately proceed under flag of truce up Red River to the landing eighteen miles above Alexandria, where the paroled prisoners will be landed. Having finished disembarking them, you will without delay return with the Autocrat and your escort to this place. You will be charged with preserving order on board the boat, especially while the prisoners remain on board, and also with the observance of the rules governing flags of truce.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, May 24, 1865-9. 30 a. m.

Major-General POPE, Saint Louis, Mo.:

General Dodge may use his artillery to the best advantage, either as mounted men or otherwise. I can send you cavalry from here as soon as transportation can be provided.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, May 24, 1865.

Major-General POPE, Saint Louis:

A large brigade of Michigan cavalry, armed and equipped for the field, was shipped to you by rail to-day. Other regiments will probably be sent you in a few days.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.