978 MO., ARK., KANS., IND T., AND DEPT. N. W. [CHAP. XXV.
ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, Va., November 22, 1861.
VII. The Indian country west of Arkansas and north of Texas is constituted the Department of Indian Territory, and Brigadier General Albert Pike, Provisional Army, is assigned to the command of the same. The troops of this department will consist of the several Indian regiments raised or yet to be raised within the limits of the department.
By command of the Secretary of War:
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS,
Little Rock, September 21, 1862.
Respectfully forwarded, with a copy of General Beauregard's order, assigning me to the command of the Trans-Mississippi District. I had no knowledge of this order of the War Department. General Pike, who now excepts, admitted my right to command him.
T. C. HINDMAN,
HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Little Rock, Ark., September 30, 1862.
I. Special Orders, No. 39, from these headquarters, is hereby suspended so far as the same relates to relieving Major-General Hindman from command of the District of Arkansas, and Brigadier-General Roane of the command of the troops at Pine Bluff, including Garland's brigade.
II. Brigadier-General Roane will immediately proceed with his command toward Clarendon, and take post on the highlands near that place.
III. Brigadier-General McCulloch, with his entire infantry force, Haldeman's and Edgar's batteries, and the cavalry of his division, will move immediately to Devall's Bluff, take post near that place, and report by telegraph to Major-General Hindman for further instructions.
IV. Brigadier-General Nelson, with his entire infantry force and Daniel's battery, will proceed immediately to Clarendon, and report to Brigadier-General Roane.
V. Colonel McRae, with his entire infantry force and Woodruff's battery, will proceed immediately to Des Are, and take post near that place. He will assume command of Pratt's battery, and report to Major-General Hindman for further instructions.
VI. Colonel Parsons' cavalry brigade is placed under the orders of Brigadier-General McCulloch.
By order of Major General T. H. Holmes:
S. S. ANDERSON
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Camp Marmaduke, October 27, 1862.
[General John S. MARMADUKE:]
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose the following statement as regards the organization of this brigade; its present condition, as well as when organized:
I started from Little Rock about the 25th of July joined my company