HOLLY SPRINGS, October 22, 1862.
Have sent officer to Tallahatchie to examine bridges, fords, and for est, and to see that the forces there guard them properly. The enemy are watched. Will obey orders if indications take a more decisive character.
EARL VAN DORN,
JACKSON, MISS., October 22, 1862.
Major General EARL VAN DORN:
It is necessary that the troops ordered should proceed to this point. They will probably be needed for the defense of Port Hudson.
J. C. PEMBERTON,
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. BOWEN'S DIV., ARMY OF WEST, Number 4.
Camp near Lumpkin's Mill, October 22, 1862.
I. On account of the transfer of Brigadier-General Hebert and the Third Louisiana Regiment to Maury's division the Missouri troops of the First Brigade will report to Brigadier-General Green for orders and the Arkansas troops to Colonel Cravens. The division organization will then be as follows:
1st Missouri Cavalry (dismounted).
3rd Missouri Cavalry (dismounted).
3rd Arkansas Cavalry (dismounted).
Stirman's Arkansas Sharpshooters.
Rapley's Arkansas Sharpshooters.
Adams' Arkansas battalion.
Hobb's Arkansas battalion.
Jones' Arkansas battalion.
By command of Bri. General J. S. Bowen:
R. R. HUTCHINSON,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISSISSIPPI AND EAST LOUISIANA,
Jackson, October 24, 1862.
Colonel W. S. LOVELL,
Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General:
COLONEL: I am instructed by the lieutenant-general commanding to say to you that you will proceed at once to Haines' Bluff, on Yazoo River, and examine the road between that place and Vicksburg; the condition of obstruction of said river; state the best point to establish