The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 48, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc. Page: 308
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308 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CHAP. LX.
United States. I propose on arriving at Matamoras, and if on finding
that the Lone Star delegates have not reached there, to go on to San
Antonio, where I shall certainly learn of their whereabouts, and if
they have not reached the latter point to proceed to Houston, via Aus-
tin, gather all the information I can, and return to Matamoras and
communicate, as you directed, to Brazos Santiago. If the delegates
are in Matamoras or thereabouts I can of course learn all from them,
and will then join their party and act according to circumstances.
There is but little more than time enough to reach Matamoras before
the time of their expected arrival. I will have the honor to call upon
you to-morrow morning, hoping that such necessary orders for trans-
portation, funds, &c., will be ready so that I can have some few days to
spare in New Orleans and receive further instructions.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. H. CAREDO.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
No. 118. New Orleans, May 4, 1865.
3. The Chicago Mercantile Battery, now at Baton Rouge, La., will
report to Brig. Gen. Joseph R. West, commanding cavalry forces in
process of organization in this city, fully prepared and equipped for
immediate field service. Such additional horses as are required and
necessary for this battery will be issued by First Lieut. I. N. Mitchell,
acting assistant quartermaster, Artillery Corps, upon requisitions
approved at these headquarters. The quartermaster's department
will furnish the necessary transportation.
By command of Major-General Banks:
J. C. STONE,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
SPECIAL ORDERS, I HDQRS. SOUTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA,
No. 148. New Orleans, May 4, 1865.
1. The Forty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry having been ordered by
headquarters Department of the Gulf to proceed to Brazos Santiago,
Tex., all detached companies and detailed officers and men will rejoin
3. The six companies of the Eightieth U. S. Colored Infantry, with
headquarters now at Camp Parapet, will march to New Orleans and
relieve the Forty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry. The quartermaster's
department will furnish transportation for the baggage of the regiment.
By order of Brigadier-General Sherman:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
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