264 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CHAP. XLVI,
Special field return of the First Division, ctc.—Continued.
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Troops. F., t tive
0 .8 Effective nex strength
o next day.
g Men. E si 14 I 4
A' o A Officers. A
Thirteenth Army Corps (de- 2 23 6 3 1 929 1,101 3 1,418 1,474
tachment)—Continued. 1 8'2 59 24 33 56 204 209
Fourth Division : 5 3 5
Staff of the major-genera com-
6 68 27 304 72 1,325 1,799 423 9,133 9,556
HDQRS. 19TH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES WESTERN LOUISIANA,
Grand Ecore, La., April 13, 1864.
W. B. FRANKLIN,
Report of Brig. Gen. Thomas K G. Ransom, U. S. Army, coin-
manding detachment of the Thirteenth Army Corps, of operations
NEW YORK CITY, June 11, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to make the following report of the move-
ments of the troops under my command, consisting of the Third
Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, Brig. Gen. R. A. Cameron com-
manding, and the Fourth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, Col.
W. J. Landram commanding, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of April, 1864 :
On the 6th of April my detachment, having the advance of the
infantry column, moved from Natchitoches at 6 a. m., in rear of
the Cavalry Division, and being constantly delayed by the baggage
train of the latter, went into camp late on Bayou Mayon, having
marched 16 miles on the Pleasant Hill road. Moved at 5.30 a. M. on
the 7th, the head of the column arriving at Pleasant Hill, 19 miles,
at 2 p. m., overtaking the cavalry train on the road and Dudley's
brigade of cavalry at Pleasant Hill. When these had moved from
our camping-ground I went into camp about 4 p. in., though my
train and rear guard did not arrive until late at night. At 10 p. m.
of the 7th, I received an order, of which the following is a copy :
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES WESTERN LOUISIANA,
?Âª April 7, 1864.
Brig. Gen. T. E. G. RANSOM,
Commanding Detachment Thirteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL : The commanding general directs that a brigade of infantry be sent to
General Lee, to be with him by daylight to-morrow morning. You may use your
discretion as to sending a brigade or division. The spirit of the order will doubtless
be carried out by sending a division. Send, therefore, a brigade or division to report
to General Lee at or before 5 a. m. on to-morrow (Friday), 8th instant.
W. B. FRANKLIN,