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HOUSTON, August 3, 1864.

Brigadier- General BOGGS,

Shreveport:

I am informed reliably that the enemy are preparing to evacuate Brownsville, nd give out that they are going to occupy Saluria. The latter I do not believe, but report the evacuation for your information.

J. B. MAGRUDER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS- MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, Numbers 60

Shreveport, La., August 4, 1864.

The following changes are announced in the district commanders:

Major General J. B. Magruder, Provisional Army, C. S., to command the District of Arkansas.

Major General S. B. Buckner, Provisional Army, C. S., to command the District of West Louisiana.

Major General J. G. Walker, Provisional Army, C. S., to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

By command of General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SHREVEPORT, August 4, 1864.

Major-General MAGRUDER,

Houston:

Make arrangements for commanding District of Arkansas. What members of your staff are necessary to you! Turn oven command to General Hebert and come when arrangements are made. Use all dispatch.

W. R. BOGGS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS- MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., August 4, 1864.

Colonel I. F. HARRISON,

Monroe, La.:

COLONEL: An order has been sent to district headquarters relieving your command from duty in the District of Louisiana. The general commanding directs that without waiting fro further orders from district headquarters you will collect your command immediately and proceed to Monticello, Ark., where instructions from Major General Price will reach you. Your command is required for active operations, and the general commanding expects you to move with as large a force and as little delay as possible.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. R. BOGGS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.