War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0217 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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III. Lieutenant Colonel A. H. Chapman, Fifty-fourth Illinois Infantry, with his command, will take charge of the stockade at the edge of Grand Prairie and Fort Miner, at the crossing of Bayou Two Prairie, on the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad, relieving the Twenty-second Ohio Infantry.

IV. The Twenty-second Ohio Infantry on being relieved will move to this place and go into camp on the north side of the Arkansas River, opposite here. The commanding officer will report to Colonel Englemann, commanding post.

By order of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., October 24, 1864.

Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,

Devall's Bluff:

There will be a review of the cavalry brigade at Brownsville to-morrow at 12 m. I would like to see you there if you can spare the time. I wish to consult with you in regard to movements. The Ninth Kansas, Fourth Kansas and Third Regulars, or rather detachments from those regiments, had a fight with Logan's cavalry twenty-one miles from here on the Benton road yesterday, and with complete success. They found 27 dead upon the field, captured 17-1 lieutenants. Our loss, 1 killed and 8 wounded.



DEVALL'S BLUFF, October 24, 1864-5 p. m.

Major General F. STEELE,

Little Rock:

It will afford me great pleasure to meet you at Brownsville. The whole of Colonel Slack's brigade (from Saint Charles) has arrived; but two boat-loads have not disembarked, having received orders from General Reynolds, as I learn, to that effect.



DEVALL'S BLUFF, October 24, 1864-7 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Little Rock:

A scout of 100 men, Eleventh Missouri Cavalry, returned yesterday with 200 head of beef-cattle. It went within eight miles of Arkansas Post. Saw no enemy. Captain Wendell, assistant quartermaster, has asked for 300 axes; we need them very much. I wish you would order them sent.