War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0326 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Morganza, La., October 30, 1864.

During the temporary absence to New Orleans of Brigadier General M. K. Lawler the undersigned hereby assumes command of the forces at this place. All commanders having immediate supervision of the picket-lines in front of their commands will so instruct the officer in charge that passes signed by order from these headquarters will be respected.

G. F. McGINNIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 30, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Little Rock:

Detachment of fifty cavalry that came from Pine Bluff with condemned horses returned this morning. Hear nothing yet from Major Snelling. A woman reports that guerrillas under Captains Wheat and Mabury intend attacking the railroad this week.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. S. CLARK,

Commanding Ninth Kansas:

COLONEL: I have reliable report that a conscripting officer named Richardson is to be at Strickland's, six miles below Clarendon, to-morrow at 10 a. m., and that it is probable a squad of bushwhackers can be captured there at that time. You will detail from your command seventy-five men under suitable officers to proceed there. Have the party embark on steamer Rose Hambleton at 1 o'clock at night, taking one day's rations. Mr. William McCulloch will be at the boat there, to accompany the party as guide. You can hand the inclosed report* and map* of a late scout to the officer in command, which will be of aid to him. (Have it returned to me when he is done with it.) The party had better land a short distance below Clarendon. It will return by land, fording Cache River, and can probably get in to-morrow night.

Very respectfully,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Memphis, Tenn., October 30, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARRIS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Sixteenth Army corps, Vicksburg, Miss.:

You have of course heard of General Pleasonton's victory in Missouri. General Price has doubtless left Missouri in a hurry. A I did not suppose that infantry would pursue, I wrote General Rosecrans a very

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* Not found as an inclosure.

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