Little Rock, Ark., July 23, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded for information at department headquarters. All my reports agree that Shelby has lately concentrated at Jacksonport. Some of them say that he is moving up White River via Batesville.
E. A. CARR,
LITTLE ROCK, July 22, 1864-9.40 a.m.
Commanding Pine Bluff:
We have reports that all or a part of Cabell's brigade is at Clear Lake, about due north from Pine Bluff.
By order of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:
C. H. DYER,
LITTLE ROCK, July 22, 1864-10.30 a.m.
Colonel POWELL CLAYTON,
There is a scout from the Ninth Kansas in the vicinity of Clear Lake.
C. H. DYER,
PINE BLUFF, ARK., July 22, 1864-1.15 p.m. (Received 9 p.m.)
Captain C. H. DYER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Little Rock:
Our pickets on Napoleon road were attacked last night. A rebel captain was killed. After a brief skirmish the enemy retired. No loss upon our part.
HDQRS. THIRD CAVALRY MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS,
July 22, 1864.
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
LIEUTENANT: I sent out a scouting party, thirty men, this evening on Benton road in search of some horses that had strayed from my camp. A little distance this side of the brick house they discovered a small party of bushwhackers, gave chase, fired a few shots, and run them into the brush, where they were soon lost. No casualties.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. G. BLACK,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.