Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.



New Orleans, January 9, 1863.

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7. Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman is assigned to the command of all the troops in and near the city of New Orleans and its immediate defenses.

8. The orders heretofore given for the movement of the Thirty-first Massachusetts, Thirteenth Maine, and First and Second Regiments of Louisiana Native Guards are modified as follows: Col. Henry Rust, jr., Thirteenth Maine Volunteers, to turn over the command of Ship Island to the commanding officer of the Second Louisiana Native Guards, and then proceed forthwith to Fort Jackson and assume command of that post and Fort Saint Philip. Four companies of the First Louisiana Native Guards to take post at Fort Saint Philip and four companies at Fort Jackson. Upon their arrival, three of the six companies of the Thirteenth Maine now at Fort Saint Philip to take post at Fort Jackson. The remaining two companies of the First Louisiana Native Guards to take post at Fort Macomb. Four companies of the Second Louisiana Native Guards to take post at Fort Pike. The remaining seven companies and headquarters at Ship Island. Upon being relieved as above provided, but not until so relieved, the Thirty-first Massachusetts, excepting the three companies at Fort Pike, will concentrate at Baton Rouge and join Grover's division.

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By command of Major-General Banks:


[15.]         Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.


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Researched and Compiled by

Bennie J. McRae
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Trotwood, Ohio



Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Louisiana Native Guards | Tags: Native Guard , Louisiana
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1863, Assistant Adjutant-General, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Civil War, Henry, Jackson, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Orleans, New Orleans (Louisiana), Ohio,