Today in History:

SEARCH THE OFFICIAL RECORD

5 Series I Volume XLIX-II Serial 104 - Mobile Bay Campaign Part II

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 
Page 5 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY,
Louisville, Ky., March 16, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,

War Department:

SIR: The towns of Jeffersonville and New Albany, Ind., are opposite the city of Louisville and are, in fact, part of it. These towns formed part of the District of Kentucky, but are supposed not to be in the Department of Kentucky. For many reasons, I suggest that they be placed under my control. There are several hospitals and other public establishments there that can be much more easily and advantageously managed from here than from the headquarters of the Northern Department at Cincinnati. The proper police of the city of Louisville and the river makes such an arrangement necessary.

Very respectfully,

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General, commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 12.
Louisville, Ky., March 16, 1865.

The following-named officers are hereby announced upon the staff of the major-general commanding: Captain E. B. Harlan, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general; Captain L. B. Folsom, One hundred and first Illinois Infantry, provost-marshal; Captain henry Howland, assistant quartermaster, chief quartermaster; Lieutenant L. S. Babbitt, ordnance corps, chief of ordnance. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Palmer:

J. P. WATSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 18.
Louisville, Ky., March 16, 1865.

* * * * *

5. Bvt. Brigadier General James F. Wade, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned as post commander at Covington, Ky., and will proceed at once to that place and relieve Colonel A. Duncan, Seventy-second U. S. Colored Infantry. Nothing in this order will be construed as affecting General Wade's duties as commander of the camp of rendezvous established at Covington by General Orders, Numbers 11, from these headquarters. Colonel Duncan, on being relieved will assume command of his regiment.

* * * * *

J. P. WATSON,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Fort Gaines, Ala., March 16, 1865.

Rear-Admiral H. K. THATCHER,

Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Mobile Bay:

ADMIRAL: I propose to move a column of 9,000 men to morrow morning up the coast, crossing or turning Bon Scours Creek at the most


Page 5 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Please login to post a comment. You may create an account using the form available to the right.

 

Major Battles of the Civil War

 

Banner