War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0832 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXXIV.

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Brigadier General A. P. HOVEY.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General C. E. HOVEY.

43rd Indians.

46th Indians.

47th Indians.

Second Brigade.

Colonel - -.

13th Illinois.

4th Iowa.

56th Ohio.

29th Wisconsin.

Third Brigade.

Colonel - -.

11th Indiana.

24th Indiana.

34th Indiana.


Brigadier General C. C. WASHBURN.

First Brigade.

3rd Illinois.

5th Illinois.

10th Illinois.

Kane County Illinois.

1st Indiana.

1st Missouri.

6th Missouri.

Second Brigade.

2nd Arkansas.

9th Illinois.

3rd Iowa.

4th Iowa.

5th Kansas.

2nd Wisconsin.


Camp at Rhea's Mills, Ark., December 14, 1862.

Major General SAMUEL R. CURTIS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri:

GENERAL: It is not advisable to remove the wounded from Fayetteville.

In about one week more I shall have eaten up all the forage west of the Telegraph road and north of the mountains for 50 miles. There is considerable forage east of the Wire road, in the valley of the White River. There is no forage between the mountains and the Arkansas River; neither is there any south of the river, within 50 miles of Van Buren. Hindman cannot remain long at Fort Smith, unless he obtains his supplies and forage by water up the river.

This army has accomplished all it can, except to hold the country north of the mountains, while we can obtain forage, until some movement is made upon Little Rock, and the Arkansas River opened and made the base of our operations.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 15, 1862.

Major General SAMUEL R. CURTIS,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

GENERAL: I have received from the Rev. Dr. Eliot, of Saint Louis, the documents forwarded by you in relation to the assessment ordered