The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 41, In Four Parts. Part 4, Correspondence, etc. Page: 412
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412 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CHAP. LIII.
since been re-enforced by volunteers and conscripts, at least 3,000
effective men. He has also captured a considerable number of arms, at
least 1,500 stand. He has three divisions, viz, Fagan's, Marmaduke's,
and Shelby's. Fagan's division has four brigades, viz, Cabell's, Sle
mons', McCray's, and Dobbin's. Marmaduke's division has three bri-
gades, viz, Clark's, Freeman's, and 's. Shelby's division has two
brigades, viz, Thompson's and Jackman's. McCray's brigade has four
regiments, viz, Colonel Reves', Colonel Crandall's, Colonel Baber's, and
Colonel Crabtree's. Dobbin's brigade has four regiments and one bat-
talion. Slemons' brigade has two regiments and one battalion. Only
guerrilla parties are reported to have been in Southwestern Missouri
about the 1st of October, but a raid was feared through the western
counties by about 2,000 .en under Stand Watie.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servaat,
A. M. JACKSON,
Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.
HDQRs. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, La., November 3, 1864,
SECRETARY OF WAR,
Washington, D. C. :
SIR: In obedience to instructions telegraphed to me from Morganza
by the major-general commanding, who is on his way to the Depart-
ment of Arkansas, I have the honor to submit, herewith inclosed for
your information, copies of correspondence between Major-General
Hurlbut and himself, respecting the relations existing between the
military and the civil authorities within the State of Louisiana.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant- Colonel and Assistant Adjutant.-General.
[Inclosure No. 1.]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, La., October 22, 1864.
Lieut. Col. C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Assistant Adjutant-General :
I desire to ask the decision of the major-general commanding military
division as to the following proposition:
First. To what extent am I compelled by action of higher authorities
to recognize the acts and proceedings of the State of Louisiana in its
several branches-executive, legislative, and judicial ?
Second. What supervision and controlling power as commanding
this department I possess over the acts of the State authorities ?
I propose these interrogations because I foresee clearly that in sev-
eral instances I shall be brought into collision with these authorities,
as per example, the Legislature now in session has passed a joint reso-
lution instructing the Government to abolish the finance bureau and
the bureau of streets and landings of the city of New Orleans. These
are strictly military appointments and responsible not to the Govern-
ment but to the military officer in command. Again, the most out-
rageously willful prostitution of public funds and waste of public moneys
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