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DEVALL'S BLUFF, July 14, 1864-8 a.m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock:

The One hundred and sixth Illinois left on cars for Brownsville at 5 a.m. Colonel Trumbull, with between 200 and 300 men, at the same hour started for the road leading from Brownsville to De Witt.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

DEVALL'S BLUFF, July 14, 1864.

Captain C. H. DYER:

Colonel Geiger is not able to take the field. The only force of cavalry that I can send out is about 200 or 300 of the Eleventh Missouri. The Eighth Missouri has not returned from the direction of Saint Charles. The Ninth Iowa is toward road from Brownsville to De Witt. The Tenth Missouri is ordered to move immediately toward Bayou Des Arc.

C. C. ANDREWS.

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., July 14, 1864.

Major J. M. HURT,

Commanding 106th Illinois Infantry:

MAJOR: You will move with all your effective force immediately on cars to Brownsville and report to Colonel O. Wood. Colonel Wood has been attacked during the night by a force coming from the south. You will take two days' rations.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

EBEN C. LITHERLAND,

First Lieutenant Fifteenth Illinois Cav., and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., July 14, 1864.

Colonel M. M. TRUMBULL,

Commanding Ninth Iowa Cavalry;

COLONEL: You will move your command immediately, with all your effective force present, out on the rod leading from Brownsville to De Witt, to learn what you can of the whereabouts and strength of the enemy. A force of the enemy, supposed to be 150, attacked the pickets at Brownsville last night (Wednesday) at 9 o'clock. This may be the advance of Marmaduke's force coming up on the east side of the Bayou Metoe. Learn all you can of the enemy. It may be that you will be able to capture this party.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

EBEN C. LITHERLAND,

First Lieutenant Fifteenth Illinois Cav. and Acting Aide-de-Camp.