War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0776 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 5, 1865.

Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Squadron, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: I am directed by the Secretary of War to send certain important prisoners of state to Fort Pulaski and Washington as early as possible, and take leave to ask if you have any gun-boat or transport bound north which could, without too much inconvenience, take these prisoners, and stop at Fort Pulaski to deliver those who are destined for that place?

Very respectfully,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, New Orleans, La., June 5, 1865.

Colonel S. B. HOLABIRD,

Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf:

COLONEL: Transportation is required for the following regiments of cavalry immediately to Shreveport, on Red River: From New Orleans, Eighteenth New York Cavalry, 700 men and horses; Tenth Illinois Cavalry, 900 men and horses. From Baton Rogue, Third Michigan Cavalry, 800 men and horses. From Vicksburg, First Louisiana Cavalry, 650 men and horses; Second Illinois Cavalry, 450 men and horses; Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, ----. Major-General Sheridan is exceedingly anxious to have this cavalry transported with the last possible delay. Will you please cause the necessary steam transportation to be provided at the earliest moment practicable.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. SAWTELLE,

Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, Mil. Div. of the Southwest.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, La., June 5, 1865.

Colonel S. B. HOLABIRD,

Chief Quartermaster, Dept. of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: To secure the prompt execution of all orders that have been given, or may be given for the movements of troops into Texas, the major-general commanding directs that you take immediate measures to secure by seizure or otherwise, all steamers and other vessels that are suitable for the navigation of Red River and the coast of Texas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 84.

New Orleans, La., June 5, 1865.

All points in Western Louisiana in rear of and covered by posts occupied by U. S. troops are declared to be within the limits of military occupation, as defined by the ninth section of the law of July 2, 1864.