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THE REPUBLICATION, in its entirety, of the War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is a service project undertaken by the National Historical Society in the interest of libraries and scholars who have long needed a reissue of this indispensable work. Each of the 128 volumes is published in full, including the Index, and all are heavily bound in buckram for long and continued use. This and other volumes of the set are available only from the National Historical Society.

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Copyright © 1972 by THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF

The Hon. DANIEL S. LAMONT, Secretary of War,

BY

MAJ. GEORGE B. DAVIS, U. 8. A.,
MR. LESLIE J. PERRY,
MR. JOSEPH W. KIRKLEY,

Board of Publication.

SERIES I–VOLUME XLI-IN FOUR PARTS.

PART III-CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1893.

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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO

OPERATIONS IN LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSIS.
SIPPI STATES AND TERRITORIES, FROM SEPTEMBER 1,
1864, TO OCTOBER 15, 1864.*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Brazos Santiago, Tex., September 1, 1864. Maj. GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the Gulf : MAJOR: I have the honor to report to you that I have received the following information from Judge Baldwin, a loyal citizen of Austin, who has been confined in jails at San Antonio and Anderson, Grimes County, from the 9th of October, 1863, to the 21st of July, 1864, at which time he was released and sent across the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass by order of General Magruder, viz: Re-enforcements are being sent to Ford from Eastern Texas; two batteries of six guns each have been ordered to report to him. He has now about 1,500 troops which can be assembled in a short time, and I am of the opinion that it is his intention to station quite a large force between this place and Browns. ville in order that cotton may be crossed into Mexico with safety and military supplies received from and through that country. I have not learned as yet whether an attack against this place is designed or not, but shall be at any time prepared for such an event. Judge Baldwin leaves to-day for New Orleans, per steamer Suwanee, and will give you further information, as he will for that purpose call at department headquarters. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. DAY, Colonel, Commanding U. 8. Forces, Brazos Santiago, Tex.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
No. 189.

New Orleans, September 1, 1864. 1. The commanding officer Second Massachusetts Battery will proceed without delay with his battery to Morganza to join the Cavalry Brigade, Nineteenth Army Corps, reporting on his arrival to the commanding officer at that place.

By command of Maj. Gen. J. J. Reynolds:

S. C. FARRINGTON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp. * Including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and the Department of the Northwest, embracing Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and' Wisconsin.

For Union and Confederate Correspondence from July 1, 1864, to August 31, 1864, see Part II, and from October 16, 1864, to December 31, 1864, see Part IV.

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