War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0678 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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sible to send the requisite amount of cavalry to the points named in your communication dated May 28, viz, Monroe, Shreveport, and Camden. The Sixth Missouri and one company of the First Louisiana Cavalry have been ordered to garrison Alexandria and Washington, which, with the exception of those regiments whose terms of service expire and those not fully mounted, embrace all the cavalry force disposable from these headquarters.

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

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

Strength of garrisons of posts in Western Louisiana, Texas, and

Arkansas.

Station. Regiment. Strength. Remarks.

Alexandria, La. . . . . . . . . 750 500

. . . . . . . . infantry,

250 cavalry.

Washington, La. 98th U. S. 602

Colored Infantry infantry, 64

New Iberia, La. and one company 666 cavalry.

First Louisiana

Cavalry.

Natchitoches, La. . . . . . . . . 500

. . . . . . .

Shreveport, La. . . . . . . . . 4,000

. . . . . . .

Sabine Pass, Tex. . . . . . . . . 679

. . . . . . .

Monroe, La. 84th U. S. Five

Colored 527 companies at

Infantry. each post.

Camden, Ark.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

SIR: I have the honor to report that, in compliance with instructions contained in your letter of this instant, I have caused copies of the instructions of the major-general commanding the military division to the Honorable B. F. Flanders, supervising special agent of the Treasury Department, to be furnished to the several district commanders of the Department of the Gulf.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. P. BANKS.,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Numbers 143.

New Orleans, May 30, 1865.

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4. The Seventy-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry is relieved from duty in the southern Division of Louisiana, and will proceed to Sabine City, Tex., for the purpose of garrisoning that place. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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14. The Eightieth and Ninety-third Regiments U. S. Colored Infantry, at Carrollton, and the Sixth Missouri Cavalry, and the two companies of heavy artillery at Baton Rouge, ordered to report to Brigadier-General Benton, will be reported to Brigadier-General Dennis. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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