War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0900 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXXIV.

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can do anything to aid you. I thank you for your good news from Vicksburg, particularly as I have a confirmatory dispatch from Little Rock. I think our prospects are flattering in the East and bright here.

I am, general, very respectfully,

TH. H. HOLMES,

Lieutenant-General.

ON THE MARCH,

Two miles from Moro, July 1, 1863-7.20 p. m.

Major THOMAS L. SNEAD:

MAJOR: I finished crossing this evening at 5.30. Worked the men in water to their waists last night until 10; again this morning from daylight. Men much wearied; mules more so, they are without forage; not a grain to be had without pressing. Will be at Moro at 9 p. m. When shall I issue ammunition?

Respectfully,

M. M. PARSONS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE,

Moro, July 1, 1863-4.35 p. m.

Major THOMAS L. SNEAD,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Price's Division:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I have encamped at the school-house on "Hog-tooth." My wagons are coming up rapidly, but my fatigue party and some of the commissary train will be very late getting in, and therefore I deem it proper to remain here to-night, as it will give the men time to put their guns in order, examine ammunition, &c.

I have the honor, major, to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McRAE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MARMADUKE'S DIVISION,

Camp near Threlkeld's, on Spring Creek Road, July 1, 1863-11 p. m.

Major THOMAS L. SNEAD, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I inclose a dispatch from Colonel Shelby, showing the position of his brigade and the disposition of his pickets. I also inclose copies of my orders to him, dated June 30 and July 1, 10 a. m., each explaining the other; both his present position. Shelby's brigade is about 10 miles from Helena; Greene's brigade about 17. Pickets, covering their entire front, are thrown well forward. Has General Price any orders to give relative to the position of these brigades?

I am, very respectfully,

J. S. MARMADUKE,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS MARMADUKE'S DIVISION,

Camp near Spring Creek Bridge, on Spring Creek and Helena Road,

June 30, 1863.

Colonel JOSEPH O. SHELBY, Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: The general directs that you march with your brigade to-morrow morning on the La Grange road, and encamp it at some suitable