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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, August 28, 1864-9.30 p.m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Little Rock:

If it is not thought best to start Graves early in the morning up the river, should not the Kate Hart immediately proceed to Saint Charles?

Very respectfully,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, August 28, 1864-10.25 p.m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock:

It will take two days for boats of light draught to reach Jacksonport. Grave's force of 600 is all the infantry, except one colored company, I have. A regiment should be immediately ordered here from Brownsville.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(This was not sent from telegraph officer here on account of the office at Little Rock being closed at 10.25; was sent early morning of 29th.)

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIV., SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, August 28, 1864.

Until further orders all the troops stationed at this post will form in line of battle in front of their quarters from daylight until sunrise.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

W. A. MARTIN,

First Lieutenant Third Michigan Cavalry, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, Ark., August 28, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Colonel W. H. GRAVES,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: You will embark at 11 o'clock to-night as quietly as possible on steamer Kate Hart, with all the effective part of your brigade now at this post, taking eight days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition per man. The gun-boat No. 30, Captain Grace, will accompany you as escort. You will move up White River to co-operate with and act under the orders of Brigadier-General West, who is now out after Shelby. Take a few axes. Report to these headquarters the number of men you taken.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.