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heavy firing was heard and transports were passing rapidly from Decrow's to Indianola with troops during the time they doubtless supposed an attack in force. Colonel Duff informs me that he needs more troops; he has nine companies of cavalry with 100 miles to picket, and his men and horses are worked down. I submit the propriety of sending Likens' regiment to his assistance at once. The fort at the mouth of Caney progresses. I hope to have the rifle pieces in position to-morrow night. The troops are in good health and spirits.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

H. P. BEE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

In the Field, August 18, 1864.

Major EWING:

I assumed command of the brigade this morning and am more than pleased with my reception by the officers. The brigade is in a very bad condition as to health, the sick list having increased fearfully since it Left Lake Village. There is no news that is reliable; except to receive late papers this evening, which will be forwarded. Inclosed you will find note* from Lee containing important news.

Respectfully, your, &c.,

JNO. B. CLARK, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION, Numbers 41.

Camp Yell, August 18, 1864.

This command will move to-morrow at daylight precisely, taking the road to Camden, crossing the Ouachita River at the Lone Pine Ferry and advancing on the Princeton road. The command will move in the following order: First, Tappan's brigade, General Tappan commanding; second. Gause's brigade, Colonel Brooks commanding; third, Artillery Battalion, Major Blocher commanding. The baggage trains will move in the rear in the order of their respective commands.

By command of Major-General Churchill:

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION, Numbers 35. Camp Yell, August 18, 1864 - 9 p. m.

General Orders, Numbers 41, of this date from these headquarters is hereby revoked. This division will not move as directed, but will remain in their present encamped until further orders.

By command of Major-General Churchill:

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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