War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 1034 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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Abstract from returns of Price's division, Army of the District of Arkansas, Major General Sterling Price, C. S. Army, commanding, for March 10, 1864; headquarters Camp Sumter, Ark.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total.

General and staff.. 13 ... ...

Churchill's brigade.. 74 666 761

Drayton's brigade.. 51 775 837

Parsons' brigade.. 97 1,366 1,556

Tappan's brigade.. 79 1,113 1,239

Cavalry.. 12 149 151

Engineer troops.. ... ... ...

Total.. 326 4,069 4,544

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present. present and artillery.

absent.

General and staff.. 13 13 ...

Churchill's brigade.. 766 1,468 4

Drayton's brigade.. 968 1,407 4

Parsons' brigade.. 1,720 2,754 4

Tappan's brigade.. 1,478 2,203 4

Cavalry.. 188 287 ...

Engineer troops.. ... 42 ...

Total.. 5,133 8,174 16

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPT., Numbers 60,

Shreveport, La., March 11, 1864.

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II. At this own request Lieutenant General Theophilus H. Holmes is relieved from the command of the District of Arkansas, and will report in person to the Department of War, at Richmond, Va. In relieving the commander of the District of Arkansas the lieutenant-general commanding recognizes the purity of purpose and self-sacrificing patriotism with which, under the most trying circumstances, he has always administered his command.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHREVEPORT, March 11, 1864.

Major General J. B. MAGRUGER,

Houston, Tex.:

I am directed by Lieutenant-General Smith to say you will send his moving couriers to General Green urging upon him the necessity of his moving as rapidly as possible to Louisiana. You will also direct General Green to send couriers forward to acquaint General Taylor of his march.

Respectfully,

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHREVEPORT, LA., March 11, 1864.

Major General J. B. MAGRUGER,

Houston, Tex.:

Your telegram Numbers 445, dated March 8, is received. Lieutenant-General Smith directs that Green's cavalry division be pushed on as rapidly as possible to Louisiana, and in addition Brown's and Pyron's regiments be ordered to proceed there also.

W. R. BOGGS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.