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color line and burned, and then deploy your regiment as skirmishers on the left of the road in advance of your present position, a little in rear of the Provisional Brigade, which position, a little in rear of the Provisional Brigade, which position your will hold (after the Provisional Brigade shall have left their ground) until further orders. By command of Brigadier-General Ullmann:

R. DES ANGES,

Major and Assistant Adjutant- General.

FORT PIKE, July 23, 1864.

(Received 9.30 a. m.)

Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant- General:

No enemy within sixty miles except squads of guerrillas, and few of them. People quiet and friendly.

R. BRIDGMAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., July 23, 1864.

Brigadier General F. SALOMON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: Colonel Clayton reports the enemy as very active in scouting the country between Pine Bluff and the Saline. The brigadier- general commanding directs that you keep the country between here and the Saline River as far as Jenkins' Ferry and Pine Bluff well scouted. The requirements of General Orders, Numbers 50, from department headquarters, current series, must be observed and carried out. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, July 23, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. M. BEARDSLEY:

COLONEL: The brigadier- genera commanding directs that hr guard furnished from your command to the hay- makers be withdrawn and ordered to report back to camp immediately.

Very respectfully,

GUY S. ALEXANDER,

First Lieutenant, 62nd Illinois Infty., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General