War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 1094 MO., ARK., KANS., IND.T., AND DEPT. N.W. Chapter XXXIV.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, No. 61.

Shreveport, La., December 10, 1863.

I. Major George Williamson, assistant adjutant-general, is relieved as assistant inspector-general, and assigned to duty in the office of the adjutant-general, department headquarters.

II. Major John A. Buckner, assistant adjutant-general, is assigned to duty in the inspector-general's department, and will report to Colonel Ben Allston, inspector-general.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY,

Doaksville, December 11, 1863.

Brigadier General R. M. GANO,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to say that the position you are occupying at present he considers too far to the south, and he therefore desires that you should move your camp somewhat north of your present location to Little River, where he understands forage can be procured without much difficulty. A suitable point on that stream north of where you now are, and more directly east of Doaksville, will give you a better opportunity of watching the movements of the enemy and checking any raids or scouts that may be made down the Line road or in the country contiguous.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. G. DUVAL,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, No. 214.

Shreveport, December 11, 1863.

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X. Brigadier General William Steele having applied to be relived from the command of the Indian Territory, Paragraph I, Special Orders, No. 207, is revoked, and Brigadier General S. B. Maxey is assigned to the command thereof. In relieving General Steele the lieutenant-general commanding deems it a proper occasion to express his satisfaction with the manner in which that officer has conducted the affairs of the Indian Territory amid all the embarrassments that surrounded him, and, in assigning him to other duty, does so with unabated confidence in his ability and patriotism.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, December 12, 1863.

Major General RICHARD TAYLOR,

Commanding District of Louisiana:

GENERAL: I leave this morning for Camden, headquarters District of Arkansas. I then am in telegraphic communication with this place, and any important information from you will be promptly telegraphed. I shall accelerate Holmes in preparations, and will be ready to move on