War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0200 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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BATON ROUGE, October 23, 1864. (Received 4.30 p. m.)

Brigadier-General DAVIDSON,

Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: Mabry with hour regiments of cavalry is arriving at Clinton from Jackson, Miss. Regiments are said to be Fourteenth Confederate, Fourth Mississippi, Sixth Mississippi, and Thirty-eighth Mississippi, with an aggregate effective force of about 1,200 men, well mounted and armed. Information which seems reliable says about 1,500 Confederate (infantry) crossed from west to east side of river a day or two since a short distance above Natchez.

A. L. LEE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK, Little Rock, Ark., October 23, 1864.

Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,

Devall's Bluff:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you send a boat to Clarendon to ferry a party of 200 cavalry across White River. The detachment will leave Brownsville on Wednesday morning, October 26. Colonel Geiger has been requested to inform you when the party leaves camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 23, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM D. WOOD,

Commanding Eleventh Cavalry Missouri Volunteers:

COLONEL: Upon the arrival of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry at this post your command is to be ordered to rejoin the brigade to which it belongs at Brownsville, Ark. The Ninth Kansas is expected to arrive to-morrow evening, and it would be well to be in preparation for your moving camp.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

CHAS. E. HOWE,

Captain, Twelfth Michigan Infantry, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK, Little Rock, Ark., October 23, 1864.

Colonel W. F. GEIGER,

Commanding Third Cavalry Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you have a party of 2300 men, under command of the proper officers, in readiness on Wednesday, morning, October 26, with ten days' rations, togo on a scout east of White River. The party will go to Madison, on the Saint Francis River, and return via Cotton Plant. They will in all beef-cattle and serviceable horses and mules, and bring in all negroes