CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS PRICE'S DIVISION,
September 7, 1863.
SIR: I am instructed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that the enemy are at Terry's Ferry, and have driven Newton's regiment to the south side of the Arkansas River, and to direct you to keep your command on the alert.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WILLIAM A. SEAY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
(To Generals Parsons, McRae, and Fagan, and Colonel Clark.)
HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Shreveport, La., September 7, 1863.
I. All officers belonging to the garrisons of Vicksburg and Port Hudson at the time of their surrender, who may be within the Trans-Mississippi Department, will proceed at once to re-organize their commands from such men be within the limits of the department, reporting to their district commanders.
II. The privilege granted in General Orders, No. 38, current series, from department headquarters, allowing officers and men reporting under that order "to attach themselves temporarily to any regiment of their own corps now serving in this department," is extended to embrace all troops absent from their colors east of the Mississippi, whose commands have not been ordered to re-organize within this department.
By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:
S. S. ANDERSON,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS, Little Rock, Ark., September 8, 18683.
Brigadier General D. M. FROST,
Commanding Price's Division, Headquarters at Duff's:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you be furnished with the following information, received but a short time since at these headquarters:
HEADQUARTERS DIVISION CAVALRY, September 8, 1863-10 a.m.
MAJOR: The enemy have shown themselves only at Terry's Ferry this morning. I have sent a scout above, and one below,to ascertain, if possible, what they are doing.
I am, major,very respectfully, &c.,
ARCH. S. DOBBIN,
Colonel, Commanding Division.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. A. GALLAGHER,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS PRICE'S DIVISION, September 8, 1863.
Brigadier-General FAGAN, Commanding Brigade:
You will at once order a section of artillery to report without delay