War of the Rebellion: Serial 019 Page 0818 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXV.

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articles we need here without so much circumlocution, and I assure you all requisitions shall be properly approved.

Yours, most respectfully,

M. JEFF. THOMPSON,

Brigadier-General, Mo. S. G.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISS., DIST., DEPT., No. 2, Numbers 52.

Des Arc, Ark., April 15, 1862.

I. General M. E. Green will proceed at once with his command to Memphis, Tenn., and on his arrival there report to Major General S. Price.

II. General D. M. Frost will proceed at once with his command to Memphis, Tenn., and on his arrival there report to Major General S. Price.

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VII. Brigadier General T. J. Churchill will proceed with his command to Memphis and report for orders to Major General S. Price.

VIII. Colonel Whitfield will proceed with his command to Memphis and report for orders to Major General S. Price.

IX. MacFarlane's battalion will proceed at once to Memphis and report to General Price. If practicable it will with the battalion now in Frost's brigade, be organized into a regiment, and continue with that brigade until further orders.

X. Colonel Locke's regiment, will after dismounting, in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 43, proceed at once to Memphis and report to Major General S. Price.

XI. Captain Ingraham's company of regular cavalry will proceed (with the horses) to Memphis and report to General Van Dorn.

By command of Major General Earl Van Dorn:

DABNEY H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from Morning Report of the Trans-Mississippi District, commanded by Major General Earl Van Dorn, April 15, 1862.

Present for duty

Troops. Offi Men Aggre Aggrega Remarks.

cers gate te

prese present

nt and

absent

1st - - - 2,800 Report made up from

(Little's) imperfect returns;

Brigade only affords

2nd - - - 1,870 approximate

(Hebert's) estimate of forces

Brigade sent to join

General

3rd 48 446 529 634 Beauregard's army.

(Steen's) Artillery Brigade

Brigade

4th - - - 2,000 contains 42 guns.

(Green's) Four field

Brigade batteries in other

D. M. Frost's 69 733 977 1,367 brigades containing

artillery 24 guns. There are

brigade three field

batteries without

Greer's - - - 2,366 men-18 guns.

cavalry Several regiments

brigade

Churchill's 108 2,805 3,056 3,377 now en route from

cavalry Texas, probably

brigade 5,000 men.

Moore's - - - 840 Two field batteries

regiment with General

Thompson's forces.

Whitfield's 50 1,057 1,222 1,357

regiment

Thompson's - - - 1,000

command.

Brook's - - - 450

cavalry

Troops sent - - - 3,100

from

Devall's

Bluff

White River 89 1,079 1,720 2,108

forces

Eight 27 459 546 565

companies at

Jacksonport

McCray's 21 256 342 399

battalion

Grand total. 412 6,835 8,392 24,233