ordered to report in person with his battalion to Brigadier General H. E. McCulloch, commanding Northern Sub-District of Texas. The general commanding directs that a detachment of Lieutenant-Colonel Showalter's battalion, of at least 30 men, be sent to Fort Washita; C. N., for the purpose of guarding certain prisoners, now in confinement there, from that post to Bonham, Tex. The officer commanding the detachment will report at these headquarters for instructions.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. G. DUVAL,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY,
Doaksville, November 30, 1863.
GENERAL: The order conveyed in my communication of the 28th instant, directing you to send a company from your brigade to these headquarters for the protection of the public property, &c., is hereby countermanded.
By order of Brigadier-General Steele:
B. D. DUVAL,
Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant-General.
Abstract from return of the District of Arkansas, commanded by Lieutenant General Theophilus H. Holmes, for November, 1863; headquarters Camden, Ark.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers Men Aggregate
Price's division 416 4,416 5,795
Fagan's command 164 1,629 2,257
Marmaduke's division 353 3,357 4,482
Brooks' command of cavalry 38 362 431
Newton's brigade 33 416 587
Carter's command 13 174 353
Total 1,017 10,354 13,905
Pieces of artillery.
Command. Aggregate Field Mountain
Price's division 9,770 16 ----
Fagan's command 5,396 ---- ----
Marmaduke's division 7,525 12 4
Brooks' command of cavalry 730 ---- ----
Newton's brigade 1,563 ---- ----
Carter's command 639 ---- ----
Total 25,623 28 4
HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Shreveport, La., December 2, 1863.
Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES,
Commanding District of Arkansas:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose copy of a communication from Major Sparks,* relative to the shooting of a Confederate enrolling officer in General [Frederick] Steele's department. The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you investigate the matter. Find out if the facts are as stated, and report the result as soon as practicable.