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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK, Numbers 96.

Little Rock, Ark., October 17, 1864.

I. Brigadier General J. R. West, commanding Cavalry Division, Seventh Army Corps, will order the Ninth Kansas Cavalry to Devall's Bluff, to report to the commanding officer of the post.

II. Upon the arrival of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry at Devall's Bluff the commanding officer of that post will order the Eleventh Missouri Cavalry to Brownsville, to report to Colonel W. F. Geiger, commanding Third Brigade, Cavalry Division.

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By command of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

C. D. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, October 17, 1864.

(Received 6.35 p.m.)

Brigadier-General CLAYTON:

There is no battery here that can be sent to take the place of the Eleventh Ohio. If you wish to keep the guns they will have to be manned by details. Application has been made for heavy artillery.

By order of Major General F. Steele:

W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., October 17, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The troops here are anxious to build winter quarters. If you anticipate that any regiments will be ordered to replace any now here, or that any other change will be made in my command, please notify me as soon as convenient.

POWELL CLAYTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., October 17, 1864.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

It is reported that a very large force of the enemy have crossed to this side of the Saline. I will send Lieutenant Grove toward Mount Elba to-morrow to ascertain the facts in the case. Have heard nothing of Colonel Erskine yet.

POWELL CLAYTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER,

Fort Smith, Ark., October 17, 1864.

Colonel S. H. WATTLES,

Commanding Indian Brigade:

SIR: I would advise you to send at once one regiment of infantry to Mackey's Salt-Works to manufacture a supply of salt for your com-

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