HDQRS. SECOND DIV. OF CAVALRY, MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 24.
New Orleans, La., June 12, 1865.
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III. The brigade organizations of this division having been terminated by the transfer of regiments to other commands, Brigadier General Joseph F. Knipe, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major-General Canby, commanding Department of the Gulf.
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By order of Brigadier General Joseph R. West:
W. A. MARTIN,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS LA FOURCHE DISTRICT,
Brashear City, La., June 12, 1865.
Major W. HOFFMAN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Southern Div. of Louisiana, New Orleans:
The water is falling here very fast, leaving the ground around our levees in many places exposed and smelling badly. There is no doubt but what we shall have a great amount of sickness among the troops stationed here. The air will be bad the water poor, and vegetables, on account of the overflow, very scarce. I therefore respectfully request permission to dismantle Fort Buchanan and remove its armament to this point, and as soon as that is done to remove part of the garrison to Franklin, a healthy location, and one, while it covers, the post here, is easy of access.
I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
R. A. CAMERON,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.
HICKOX LANDING, June 12, 1865.
Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
What shall I do with my division? One boat is here the rest will be here within three hours.
JOHN P. HAWKINS,
Respectfully referred to Colonel C. G. Sawtelle, chief quartermaster, Military Division of the Southwest.
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Hawkins' division will have to go into camp somewhere near the city. They cannot be transported up Red River until the cavalry already ordered is shipped.
C. G. SAWTELLE,
Colonel and Quartermaster.