War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0342 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDER,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 7TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 170.

Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 31, 1864.

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6. The following-named regiments of the First Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, having been temporarily detached from the brigade, will report to Colonel William McE. Dye, commanding: Forty-second Ohio Infantry Volunteers, Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Seventh Kentucky Infantry Volunteers (detachment).

7. The Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry is hereby temporarily attached to the First Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps. Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding the regiment, will report to Colonel William McE. Dye, commanding brigade.

By order of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews:

CHAS. E. HOWE,

Captain, Twelfth Mich. Infty. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST Brigadier, 3rd DIV., 19TH A. C., Numbers 14.

Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 31, 1864.

The Forty-second Ohio, Thirty-seventh Illinois, Seventh Kentucky (detachment), and the Forty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, having reported agreeably to paragraphs 6 and 7 of Special Orders, Numbers 170, headquarters Second Division, Seventh Army Corps, current series, will retain their present organization under the command of the senior officer, Colonel Charles Black, Thirty-seventh Illinois.

By order of Colonel William McE. Dye:

C. S. LAKE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., October 31, 1864.

Colonel W. F. GEIGER,

Commanding Brigade, Brownsville:

The following dispatch was received from General Andrews last evening and is furnished for your information: "A woman reports that guerrillas under Captains Wheat and Mabury intend attacking the railroad this week." The brigadier-general commanding directs that you keep scouting parties out to the south and northeast to guard against any attack of the kind.

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, October 31, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

Lieutenant-General Grant directs me to repeat his order that General A. J. Smith's command be brought to Saint Louis with all possible dispatch, preparatory to its being sent to General Thomas. Telegraph at what date it will reach Saint Louis.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.