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with me. I was detained two days by sickness since I left the river. Would have come via Camden, but was informed at river you had certainly started for Missouri.

Yours, truly, &c.,

B. P. VAN COURT.

P. S.- If I think of anything new will write on Monday.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION, Numbers 44.

Camp Yell, August 26, 1864.

I. Captain Tom McSwine, quartermaster Gause's brigade, Arkansas infantry, is relieved from duty with that brigade, and is announced as chief quartermaster Churchill's division.

By command of Brigadier-General Tappan:

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION,

Camp Yell, August 26, 1864.

Colonel GAUSE,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Tappan directs that you do not move until to-morrow morning at daylight. You will proceed to Princeton, and report on your arrival at that place to these headquarters. You will not endeavor to overtake the advance brigade. Major Blocher will report to you and remain under your orders until you arrive at Princeton.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION,

Camp Yell, August 26, 1864.

Major BLOCHER,

Commanding Battalion Artillery:

MAJOR: You will report to Colonel Gause, commanding brigade, and remain under his orders until you arrive at Princeton. Colonel Gause's brigade, with your command, will move to-morrow morning at daylight.

By command of Brigadier-General Tappan:

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST INDIAN BRIGADE,

Camp Corser, C. N., August 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General COOPER,

Commanding Division Indian Troops:

GENERAL: I had a very busy trip going up. There was a great deal of rain; the prairies became very soft; our horses, nearly all, let