War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0696 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, May 31, 1865.

Brigadier General T. W. SHERMAN,

Commanding Southern Division of Louisiana:

GENERAL: To furnish the force about to be sent into Western Louisiana and Texas to garrison the various posts with land transportation, the wagons, &c., now in use at the various posts must be recalled. The commanding general directs that the land transportation now at Plaquemine, Bonnet Carre, Donaldsonville, and in the La Fourche District, be reduced to the lowest possible limit, and that the teams be immediately sent in to the chief quartermaster of the department, to be refitted and prepared for service in the field.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

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

[Indorsement.]

Referred to inspector-general for immediate report of the quantity of means of transportation of hand at the posts, &c., described within.

T. W. S[HERMAN].

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SOUTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, Numbers 174.

New Orleans, May 31, 1865.

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4. Company A, First New Orleans Volunteers, will take post at the Touro Buildings, in the city of New Orleans. The commanding officer will detail fourteen enlisted men under command of a sergeant to relieve the detachment of the Seventy-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry in charge of the barracks magazine. The commanding officer of that detachment will turn over all orders and instructions relating to his post.

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By order of Brigadier-General Sherman:

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 10.

Camp Parapet, La., May 31, 1865.

By virtue of seniority in rank, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the U. S. forces at this post. First Lieutenant Frank M. Coxe, adjutant Eighty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general. All existing orders will remain in force until further orders.

WILLIAM W. BLISS,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, May 31, 1865.

Brigadier General R. A. CAMERON,

Commanding La Fourche District:

GENERAL: In answer to your letter of May 29, 1865, transmitting reports of expeditions, &c., and asking if these expeditions cannot now be dispensed with, the brigadier-general commanding directs me to