HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, La., October 11, 1864.
General Orders, No. 59.
The major-general commanding has the gratification of announcing that the regimental flags lost, but without loss of honor, by the Union troops serving in the Department of Arkansas and the Department of the Gulf during the past year, have all been recaptured when on their way to the rebel War Department at Richmond.
Such of them as belong to regiments that are still in service will at once be restored, and the remainder will be sent to Washington to be disposed of as may be directed by the Secretary of War.
By order of Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby,
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.