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DEVALL'S BLUFF, July 26, 1864-5.15 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Geiger's brigade moved from here at 4 this p. m. for Brownsville.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

DEVALL'S BLUFF, July 26, 1864-9.15 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER:

I hear nothing new from the enemy. The standing detail for the Remount Camp is four squadrons. It is now furnished from the Third Michigan, the commanding officers of which reports that he cannot furnish the picket for to-morrow. Seventy soldiers have died here during the nineteen days I have been here, but the health of the troops has improved within the part ten days. I ordered Doctor Foote, medical director for the division, over here, but I understand Surgeon Weeks thinks he is needed more at Little Rock, and directs him to remain there.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 7TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 82.

Devall's Bluff, Ark., July 26, 1864.

I. Colonel W. F. Geiger will move with Third Brigade (excepting Third Michigan Cavalry Volunteers) to the vicinity of Brownsville, Ark.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

GUY S. ALEXANDER,

First Lieutenant, Sixty-second Illinois Infty., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., July 16, 1864.

Colonel E. LYNDE,

Commanding Huntersville:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you send a scout of about fifty men in the direction of Quitman, which is due north from here, for the purpose of covering the movement of troops to Lewisburg, the men to be provided with three days' rations. The general further directs that you close the lines at your post for at least three days. The Tenth Illinois Cavalry, most of it, has been ordered to Lewisburg.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., July 26, 1864.

Colonel RYAN,

Commanding Lewisburg, Ark.:

It is reported that there is a large quantity of stores at your post, which has been taken off from boats going up the river to lighten them.