HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 19TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 51.
Mouth of White River, Ark., October 21, 1864.
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By order of Brigadier-General Dennis:
W. E. KUHN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
DEVALL'S BLUFF, October 21, 1864-5 p. m.
Captain C. H. DYER,
The Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, of General Dennis' division, Lieutenant Colonel Van Anda commanding, has just come up from Saint Charles; more troops behind. Colonel Greene, assistant quartermaster from General Canby, arrived this afternoon and reports it highly probable that Memphis has before this time been attacked. Some of General Dennis' troops we sent up from the mouth of White River.
C. C. ANDREWS,
(Copy to General Steele.)
LITTLE ROCK, October 21, 1864.
The brigadier-general commanding directs that your order the Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry to this place. They will march on the south side of the river, provided with one day's rations.
C. H. DYER,
WASHINGTON, October 21, 1864.
It is reported that General Mower has gone to General Sherman, and General McNeil is recommended for commander of his division. No objection is known to this assignment if he is not ranked by the brigade commanders.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CAMP FIFTEEN MILES FROM LEXINGTON, MO., October 21, 1864-1.30 p. m.
Brigadier General MORGAN L. SMITH,
Your dispatch just received. All my infantry are at least seven days from Saint Louis. If I could spare them they could not reach you in time. Besides, Price is in my front with more men than I have . I