War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0694 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 22, 1864-10.45 a.m.

(Received 5.45 p.m., 26th.)

Major-General STEELE:

There seems to be a misunderstanding between yourself and General Curtis as to the extent of the Department of Arkansas. Please explain the cause of the misunderstanding, that the difficulty may be at once adjusted.

By order:

SAMUEL BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF ARKANSAS, &C., Numbers 14.

Little Rock, Ark., March 22, 1864.

I. The major-general commanding having taken immediate command in the field, Brigadier General N. Kimball is placed in command of the troops along and north of the line of the Arkansas River, and his orders will be obeyed and respected accordingly. He will receive special instructions from the major-general commanding.

II. Return and official communications will be addressed to Major W. D. Green, assistant adjutant-general, at Little Rock, as usual. The chief quartermaster, chief commissary of subsistence, assistant inspector-general, acting medical director, chief of artillery, chief ordnance officer, and judge-advocate will remain at Little Rock, in discharge of their respective duties.

By order of Major General F. Steele:

W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Little Rock, Ark., March 22, 1864.

Captain JAMES CHRISTIAN,

Commissary of Subsistence, Third Div., 7th Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The strength of the division to be provided for on the march will be 6,000 men. The command will leave on the 23rd instant, with rations to include the 25th. You will at once make the necessary arrangements for the command, under such directions as the chief commissary of the department may give you.

By order of Brigadier General F. Salomon:

A. BLOCKI,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, March 22, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Armies:

GENERAL: I have sent Major Bond, aide-de-camp, with a letter to General Halleck to see about my provost-marshal-general. I give him this note for you that he may answer any questions you may