War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0921 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.- UNION.

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LITTLE ROCK, ARK., August 29, 1864.

Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,

Devall's Bluff:

The force of 600 infantry of Colonel Graves' command, not the Fifty-seventh Colored, are those to go on the Kate Hart. It will be well to send the whisky that General West asked for on last expedition.

By command of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

JAMES F. DWIGHT,

Major and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, August 29, 1864-11.45 a.m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock:

The Nevada has arrived with 170 men of First Missouri, of whom about 120 are well mounted, and about 85 of Seventh Missouri veterans,not armed or mounted. The Nevada had 1,900 sacks of forage, 60 bales of hay, and 400 packages of box freight.

Very respectfully,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., August 29, 1864.

Brigadier-General ANDREWS,

Devall's Bluff:

Send the detachments of First Missouri to join the regiment by easy marches with directions to scout the railroad. Retain the Seventh Missouri veterans for the present,placing them all under one command.

By command of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, August 29, 1864.

Colonel J. B. MOORE,

Commanding at Saint Charles:

COLONEL: Captain Warner will take down to you a dispatch from Major-General Steele for your immediate removal to this place. I deem it advisable and to request, that as soon as a boat is loaded, you will put aboard what troops can be taken and send them along without waiting for the rest. I hope the Tycoon is already loaded.

I have the honor to be,very respectfully,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., August 29, 1864.

Major-General STEELE:

We have deserters from Mount Elba and Monticello; also some escaped prisoners. All reports agree that the enemy's forces formerly upon the Arkansas and Mississippi have crossed the Saline at Mount Elba. From the reports they bring in it would seem that they intend