loyal, as their neighbors there. After the removal of the families of the worst them fully begun, it may be advisable to offer terms to those least offending.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOMAS EWING, JR.,
MEMPHIS, TENN., August 3, 1863.
Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis:
I will leave for Cairo to-morrow night. This will give you time to meet me at that place. Steele is in command of infantry from Helena.
S. A. HURLBUT,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 176.
Memphis, Tenn., August 3, 1863.
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IV. Major General Benjamin H. Prentiss is hereby relieved from duty at Helena, Ark., and will turn over the command of the District of Eastern Arkansas to Brigadier General Frederick Salomon.
Major General Benjamin M. Prentiss will report for orders at Memphis, Tenn. Three regiments of infantry,including the Thirty-third Missouri, will remain in garrison. The remainder of the troops will be under command of Major General F. Steele, and form part of his expedition.
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By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA, Saint Paul, Minn., August 3, 1863.
Major General JOHN POPE:
General Sibley writes July 19,35 miles this side of Devil's Lake: No Indians seen except small scouting parties. Half-breeds report that a few days previous six hundred Sioux lodges divided into three parties, Little Crow's adherents forming one, and took different routes. General Sibley leaves his heavy transportation with seven companies in intrenchments, and presses on rapidly with rations for twenty-five days. Little Crow, with 9 men, said to have gone to Yellow Medicine for hidden treasures. Nothing heard from General Sully. No scarcity of water or grass except at isolated points.
NAVY DEPARTMENT, August 4, 1863.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: I transmit here with,for your information, a copy of a telegraphic dispatch form Rear-Admiral Porter, dated Vicksburg, July 22,