War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0194 W.FLA., S.ALA., S.MISS., LA., TEX., N.MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

No. 125.

Shreveport, La., August 31, 1863.

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III. Brigadier General James E. Slaughter, Provisional Army, Confederate States, will, on his arrival in Texas, report by letter to Major General J. B. Magruder, commanding District of Texas, &c.

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VI. Under the proclamation of the President calling out all men between the ages of forty and forty-five years not properly exempt by law, all men between these ages who may, up to the promulgation of this order in the several districts of Texas, have entered the service of that State, will be enrolled, and permitted to remain in this service for the period of six months. After the promulgation of this order, all men between these ages will be enrolled under the general orders and instructions relating to conscripts.

The commandant of conscripts for the Department of Trans-Mississippi will give the necessary instructions to the enrolling officers of Texas for the immediate enrollment of the men above referred to.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from returns of the Western Sub-District of Texas, Brigadier General H. P. Bee, C. S. Army, commanding, for the month of August, 1863; headquarters, Fort Brown, Tex.

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Line of the Rio Grande,

Lieutenant Colonel J. R.

Sweet commanding:

Infantry 31 477 626 895 869

Camp near Harrisburg, Colonel

A. Buchel commanding:

1st Regiment Texas Cavalry 32 418 486 823 823

Camp Lee, Lieutenant Colonel

Nat Benton commanding:

Eight companies 32nd Texas 29 485 582 683 682

Cavalry

Corpus Christi, Major H.

Willke:

Battalion artillery 6 139 180 238 240

San Antonio, Major A. G.

Dickinson commanding:

Infantry 19 66 111 211 207

Total 125 1,585 1,993 2,859 2,830

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., September 1, 1863.

Brigadier General P. O. HEBERT,

Commanding, &c., near Monroe, La.:

GENERAL: I am directed by Lieutenant-General Smith to say you will detach five companies of Colonel [W. H.] Parsons' brigade to report to Lieutenant-Colonel [A. B.] Burleson, and direct him to proceed to the parishes of Winn and Jackson and the contiguous country, for the purpose of arresting deserters and conscripts and breaking up the bands of jayhawkers infesting that section of country.