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 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc. Page: 1,217
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filled. The President further directs me to say, in respect to the
classes of persons excepted from amnesty by his proclamation, any
engagement you, in careful exercise of your discretion, may deem bene-
ficial to the public interest to make with individuals belonging to such
classes, you are authorized to make, and such engagements will be
carried out by the Government.
E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
U. S. STEADER LA FAYETTE,
Off Mouth of Red River, March 20, 1865.
Lieut Col. C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Assistant Adjutant-General :
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communi-
cation of the 13th instant in relation to contemplated attempts of the
rebels to destroy our vessels by torpedoes. The information is timely
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. P. FOSTER,
Lieut. Commander, U. S. Navy, Comdg. 4th Dist., Mississippi River.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,
New Orleans, La., March 20, 1865.
Maj. Gen. S. A. IITRLBUT,
Commanding Department of the Gulf:
GENERAL: I have the honor to submit such extracts from the daily
report from this office dated March 20 as may be of importance to you.
Capt. L. B. Nash, under date of Little Rock, Ark., March 8, gives the
following as the latest information of the enemy's position and force:
Churchill's division-McNair's brigade is composed of three regiments,
numbered First, Second, and Third Consolidated Regiments, and com-
manded, respectively, by Colonel Cravens, 350 men; Colonel Reid, 400
men, and Colonel Williams, 400 men. This brigade is composed of the
prisoners paroled at Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Tappan's brigade is
composed of four regiments-one commanded by Colonel Shaver, which
is now stationed at Camden, 250 men, and one by Colonel Hardy, 250
men. The commanders of the other two regiments are unknown. Gen-
eral Roane's brigade is composed of fourregiments-Colonel Gause, 250
men; Colonel Hill, 250 men; Colonel Brooks, 250 men; Colonel Davie,
250 men. General Hawthorn's brigade is composed of four regiments-
Colonel Bell commands one, 250 men. The names of the [other] regi-
mental commanders unknown. The entire brigade has not more than
600 men. Major Blocher has a battalion of artillery belonging to
Churchill's division, composed of three batteries, of four guns each.
This division is located at Minden, except Shaver's reg'anent. General
Polignac's division is at Shreveport. Parsons has one b igade at Cam-
den and one at Louisville. Shelby is at Clarksville. Marmaduke's and
Cabell's old commands are at Pigeon Hill. Logan is at Dooley's Ferry,
on Red River. McCray, Dobbin, and Freeman are on White River.
Richard Roe (scout) went up the Jackson railroad to Jackson, thence
to Meridian, and thence to Canton, Miss., and returned by way of
Liberty and Bayou Sara. States that the first troops he met after
leaving Pass Manchac were from 50 to 100 of Griffith's command at
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