THE SECESSION OF LOUISIANA.
MACOMB, LA., January 31, 1861.
SIR: I have the honor
to report myself at this post. I will also report that Lieut. R. C.
Capers, with a detachment of the First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, took
charge of this post on the 28th instant. I turned over all the property
under protest, closed my public accounts, transmitted them to the
departments to which they belong, and, as there is no use at present for
an ordnance sergeant at this post, I will request leave of absence for
three months to visit my family in Portland, Me.
Respectfully, I am, sir,
your most obedient servant,
Sergeant, U. S. Army. Col. S. COOPER, Adjutant-General U. S. Army,
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