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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST OF TEX., N. MEX., AND ARIZ., No. 77. Houston, March 18, 1864.

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XXIII. Colonel W. H. Griffin will, as soon as relieved by Colonel Spaight, proceed with his regiment (except Bickley's company, which will remain on garrison duty in the fort) to Burr's Ferry by boat, and from thence to Shreveport, La. Colonel Griffin will proceed with all possible dispatch, reporting progress from time to time to Lieutenant General E. K. Smith, to whom he will report upon arrival at Shreveport.

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[By command of Major General J. B. Magruder:

E. P. TURNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., March 18, 1864.

Lieutenant BENNETT,

Commanding Officer, Natchitoches:

SIR: The lieutenant-general commanding directs me to write to you General Green and his division of cavalry are daily expected to arrive in your vicinity, and the lieutenant-general wishes you to send out couriers on the roads by which he is approaching, giving General Green all the information in your possession as to the movements of the enemy and the whereabouts of General Taylor and his forces, so that he may know where he can best dispose his command.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, March 18, 1864.

General PRICE,

Camden, Ark.:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Smith directs that one of the cavalry brigades of your command be sent to Shreveport with the least possible delay. Please acknowledge receipt.

Respectfully,

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, March 18, 1864.

General PRICE,

Camden:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you [do] not send the cavalry brigade as ordered this morning.

Respectfully,

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.