Department of the Gulf.
Major-General Banks took command of the Department of the Gon was not contemplated or provided for in General Banks's instructions.
On the eleventh of Janus operations up the Teche and Atchafalaya, General Banks encountered the enemy, under Sibley, Tayloeutenant Commanding T. Cooke, of the navy, General Banks reached Alexandria on the eighth of May, tport and into Texas.
In this expedition General Banks reports the capture of two thousand prisony, was very slight — numbers not given.
General Banks now returned to the Mississippi River, ande awaiting the slow operations of a siege, General Banks made two unsuccessful assaults upon the ple termination of the Mississippi campaign, General Banks sent an expedition, under General Franklinrd and Herron to New-Orleans, to reenforce General Banks for such ulterior operations as he might done to Mobile, to protect it from an attack by Banks's army, but as there was no real danger of suc