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III. The headquarters Northern Division of Louisiana having been established at Shreveport, La., the Districts of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson and the post of Clinton are hereby consolidated and will be known as the District of East Louisiana, Brigadier General M. K. Lawler commanding, who will report direct too headquarters Department of the Gulf.

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By command of Major-General Herron:

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST LOUISIANA, Numbers 1.

Baboon Rouge, May 29, 1865.

In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 100, paragraph 3, current series, from headquarters Northern Division of Louisiana, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the District of East Louisiana.

M. K. LAWLER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EAST LOUISIANA,

Baton Rouge, May 29, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General HAMLIN,

Commanding District of Port Hudson:

The following troops of your command are ordered too be in readiness to march at once: The Second Vermont and Twelfth Massachusetts batteries, the Fifty-fifth, Sixty-seventh, Eighty-fourth, and Ninety-second U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments. You are directed to see that these troops are provided with rations and forage too include the 10th day of June. The infantry to be supplied with ammunition sufficient to furnish each man with 100 rounds; the artillery chest to be full and 100 rounds for each piece in reserve.

By command of Brigadier-General Lawler:

EDWARD HEMINGWAY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

Baton Rouge, La., May 29, 1865.

Lieutenant O. F. NUTTING,

Commanding First Wisconsin Battery:

LIEUTENANT: The major-general commanding directs that you at once put your battery in readiness for the field. In doing so you will conform strictly to the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 22, current series, from the headquarters of the Military Division of West Mississippi. As soon as ready to march you will report the fact to these headquarters.

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

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Captain R. R. Griffith, Thirteenth Wisconsin Battery.)