War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0654 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS LA FOURCHE DISTRICT,

Brashear City, May 29, 1865.

Major W. HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Southern Division of Louisiana:

I have the honor too hand you herewith all the weekly reports of expeditions which have up to this time arrived at these headquarters. * I most respectfully ask, now that these hostilities have ceased, if these set expeditions from each post every week cannot be dispensed with.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LA FOURCHE,

Brashear City, La., May 29, 1865.

Major W. HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Southern Division of Louisiana:

Captain Murphy, commanding Confederate outpost, wishes to have his command, consisting of his own and Captain Vinson's company, with a few detached officers, paroled here under the agreement made between General Canby and General Smith. If this cannot be done, he asks that he and such officers as are necessary to accompany him may be furnished transportation to the point designated. They have no communication with their higher officers, everything with them being in confusion. Please let me know what reply I can make to them.

Yours,

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 29, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Baton Rouge:

Please forward the following dispatch at once:

Captain FITZHUGH,

Commanding Naval Division, Mouth of Red River:

On the 27th I wrote to you informing you that transports with about 4,000 troops would be sent up Red River, and requesting you too have two or three gun-boats ready at its mouth to convoy the transports. Can you spare boats for this purpose?

Please answer by telegraph.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General,, Commanding.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, Numbers 100.

Baton Rouge, La., May 29, 1865.

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II. The District of Morganza is hereby discontinued, and the troops in that command will proceed to Port Hudson, La., and be reported too Brigadier-General Hamlin.

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*See Part I, pp. 291, 292.

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