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Church, who approached him in a lugger rig craft of about ten tons. The schooner was rifled of all valuables and burned opposite Last Island, where she was seized. Please inform the navy and oblige,

Truly, yours,

R. A. CAMERON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

OSKALOOSA, IOWA, July 7, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to report the said intelligence of the death of Brigadier General Samuel A. Rice, on the 6th of July, from wounds received at the battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Ark.

I am, most respectfully, yours, &c.,

RIPLEY BAYLIES,

First Lieutenant Co. D, 36th Iowa Vol. Infty., and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., July 7, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel W. D. GREEN:

COLONEL: I would respectfully ask for action upon my letter* of June 22 ultimo, a copy of which is herewith inclosed. The commanding general informed me, as I understood him in conversation about the 20th of June, that he had directed an order to issue transferring the business of issuing local licenses to the post provost-marshal, but I have as yet received no such order. It is now approaching the end of the second month since I took command of this district, and I would be glad to have a decision before the 11th instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., July 7, 1864-10 a. m.

Colonel MIZNER,

Commanding Post, Devall's Bluff:

What scouting parties have you out south and north?

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS POST,

Devall's Bluff, July 7, 1864.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock:

A scout of fifty men left yesterday morning to scout country south. No report from them yet. Two large detachments of our cavalry passed near line of railroad yesterday. No scouts out north at present. A scout returned from direction of Hickory Plains on evening of 5th instant.

J. K. MIZNER.

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*See Vol. XXXIV, Part IV, p. 500.

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