hunt deserters, the general will see how totally unable we are to make any defense.
Most respectfully, &c.,
H. E. McCULLOCH,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Northern Sub-District.
HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, No. 51.
Shreveport, La., November 9, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel L. W. O'Bannon, chief of bureau of the quartermaster's department in the Trans-Mississippi Department, will relieve Major J. F. Minter, quartermaster, in the duties of chief quartermaster, Trans-Mississippi Department. Major Minter will report at these headquarters for special duty.
By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:
S. S. ANDERSON,
HDQRS. PRICE'S DIV., Camp Bragg, November 10, 1863.
Major [C. L.] MORGAN,
You will hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's warning, and have two days' cooked rations prepared. You will advance all your pickets beyond the Little Missouri. Also send pickets to Tate's Bluff, to remain there, if that point is not picketed by General Fagan's command. You will keep these headquarters posted as to any information from the front of a reliable character.
By order of Major-General Price:
[L. A.] MACLEAN,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Troops in Arkansas and the Indian Territory about November 10, 1863.*
DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS.
Dawson's (Arkansas) regiment.
Mitchell's (Missouri) regiment.
Musser's (Missouri) battalion.
Fagan's (Arkansas) Brigade.
McRae's (Arkansas) Brigade.
Parsons' (Missouri) Brigade.
Tappan's (Arkansas) Brigade.
Lawther's (Missouri) regiment (eight companies).
*According to Major W. C. Schaumburg's report of November 17.
+But see Special Orders, No. 222, of December 2, p.1086.