December 1, 1863.- Skirmish near Benton, Ark.
Skirmish near Devall's Bluff, Ark.
Affair with Ponca Indians.
2-7, 1863.- Scout from Waldron to Mount Ida, Caddo Gap, and Dallas, Ark.
4, 1863.- Skirmish with Indians at Niobrara, Nebr.
5-13, 1863.- Reconnaissance from Little Rock, and skirmish (8th) at Princeton, Ark.
9-14, 1863.- Scouts from Waldron down Dutch Creek, Ark.
9-19, 1863.- Scouts from Houston, Mo.
11, 1863.- Brigadier General S. B. Maxey, C. S. Army, assigned to command of the Indian Territory.
11-13, 1863.- Scout from Waldron to Dallas, Ark.
12, 1863.- Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Ark.
13, 1863.- Skirmish at Merriweather's Ferry, Bayou Boeuf, Ark.
14, 1863.- Skirmish at Caddo Mill, Ark.
16, 1863.- Demonstration on Fort Gibson, Ind. T.
Skirmish near Springfield, Mo.
16-31, 1863.- Scout from Fayetteville, Ark., including skirmishes (23rd) at Stroud's Store and (25th) on Buffalo River.
18, 1863.- Skirmish near Sheldon's Place, Barren Fork, Ind. T.
19-20, 1863.- Scout from Lexington, Mo.
23, 1863.- Skirmish at Jacksonport, Ark.
23-25, 1863.- Attack on Centreville, Mo., and pursuit of the Confederates, including skirmish (25th) at Pulliam's.
24-29, 1863.- Scout from Cassville, Mo.
26, 1863.- Skirmish near Fort Gibson, Ind. T.
26-28, 1863.- Scout from Salem, Mo.
26, 1863.- Jan. 2, 1864.- Scout from Forsyth, Mo., to Batesville, Ark.
29, 1863.- Attack on Waldron, Ark.
31, 1863.- Skirmish on Waldron, Ark.
Numbers 1.- Major General Henry W. Halleck, U. S. Army, General-in-Chief, of operations in the Department of the Missouri and of the Northwest, November 25, 1862 - November 15, 1863.
Numbers 2.- Major General John M. Schofield, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Missouri, of operations May 24 - December 10, 1863.
Numbers 3.- Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, of operations March 7, 1863 - February 21, 1864.
Numbers 4.- Brigadier General William Steele, C. S. Army, of operations in the Indian Territory in 1863.
Numbers 1. Report of Major General Henry W. Halleck, U. S. Army, General-in-Chief, of operations in the Departments of the Missouri and of the Northwest, November 25, 1862 - November 15, 1863.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, D. C., November 25, 1863.
SIR: In compliance with your orders, I submit the following summary of military operations since my last annual report:
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DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI.
The withdrawal to Missouri of a large part of our forces in Arkansas, as stated in my last annual report, left the frontier of the former exposed