War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0816 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT,

Des Arc, Ark., April 9, 1862.

Major General D. M. FROST, Commanding:

GENERAL: If the infantry brigades can arrive here any sooner by passing yours, please inform them of the general's wish for them to do so. It is of the very greatest importance that the troops should reach their destination at an early day.

By order of Major General Earl Van Dorn:

D. H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT, Numbers 46.

Des Arc, Ark., April 10, 1862.

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III. In consequence of the Governor of Missouri having assumed the control of the Missouri State Guard and its organization, it is hereby relieved from further duty with this army, and will report for orders to His Excellency.

By order of Major General Earl Van Dorn:

D. H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT, Numbers 48.

Des Arc, Ark., April 11, 1862.

The major-general commanding this district has ascertained, in an interview with General Jackson, of Missouri, that it was not His Excellency's intention, by his order of the 8th, to assume control over the troops of the Missouri State Guard, now in this army. Therefore, paragraph III of Special Orders, Numbers 46, is hereby revoked.

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By order of Major General Earl Van Dorn:

D. H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.