War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0652 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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transportation as provided in General Orders, Numbers 22, current series, headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp,, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 29, 1865.

Brigadier General T. W. SHERMAN,

Commanding Southern Division of Louisiana:

GENERAL: You will be pleased to prepare for immediate field service the following-named troops in your division. The chief quartermaster of the department will prepare the land transportation necessary, under the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 22, from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi. I will be necessary for you to forward too these headquarters without delay what will be needed by these troops under the provisions of that order. List of troops: Seventy-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry; Seventy-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry; Seventy-eighth U. S. Colored Infantry; Eightieth U. S. Colored Infantry; Ninety-third U. S. Colored Infantry; Third Rhode Island Cavalry; Company D, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; Company A, Second Illinois Light Artillery (dismounted); Second Ohio Battery (dismounted); Twenty-fifth New York Light Battery; Thirteenth Massachusetts Light Battery. The Ninety-third and Eightieth U. S. Colored Infantry have already been ordered to be in readiness to move.

By command of Major-General Banks:

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

May 29, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CROSBY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I received directions about seeing to a brigade that was ordered on Saturday to encamp at the Half-Way House. That brigade went into camp Saturday, and I am informed that another brigade arrived and encamped soon the same ground last night, but have had no orders in regard to it, nor have I given any. But there will be a difficulty in getting water there for so many. The railroad cannot be used for this purpose, and the instance to haul is about three miles. Would it not be better for one of these brigades to encamp at Carrollton?

Very respectfully,

T. W. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Major 29, 1865.

Respectfully returned.

The troops now encamped at the Metairie Ridge will probably leave too-morrow a. m. for Red River, and it will not be necessary to move the Second Brigade too Carrollton for so short a time as they are too remain.

By command:

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General