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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 186.

Richmond, August 8, 1864.

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V. Major General Frank Gardner, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to duty in the District of West Louisiana. He will report for orders to General E. K. Smith, commanding, &c., Shreveport, La

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By command of the Secretary of War;

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

[AUGUST 8, 1864.- For Smith to Taylor and Davis to Smith, relating to movement of troops across the Mississippi, &c., see Part I, pp. 100, 102.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 187.

Richmond, August 9, 1864.

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XXXVII. Brigadier General M. Jeff. Thompson, Missouri State Guards, will proceed to the Trans- Mississippi Department and report to General E. K. Smith, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS- MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, Numbers 62.

Shreveport, La., August 9, 1864.

I. Supplies accumulated by the commissary department being necessary for the subsistence of the troops will not be diverted to other uses without orders from these headquarters.

II. Detailed men employed in he arsenals, laboratories,a nd Government workshops, when working for ten hours or more per day, will be allowed on and a half rations.

By command of General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS WHARTON'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Alexandria, August 9, 1864.

General E. KIRBY SMITH,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I learned on yesterday morning, both from yourself and General Walker, that you desire Hardeman's and Lane's brigades of cavalry (Major['s division) to move to Arkansas on temporary duty under Brigadier General A. P. Bagby. Our interview was so short that there