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mule. Was gone less than twenty-four hours. One hundred guerrillas, under Swan, are reported at Big Creek. Appearance of rain here this morning.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, CAV. DIV., 7TH A. C., Numbers 9.

Little Rock, November 1, 1864.

In obedience to orders from Brigadier-General West, commanding Cavalry Division, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Second Brigade, Cavalry Division, Seventh Army Corps.

CYRUS BUSSEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER,

Fort Smith, Ark., November 1, 1864.

Colonel S. M. WATTLES,

Commanding Indian Brigade, Fort Gibson, C. N.:

A messenger has just arrived from Fayetteville, reporting that Price was at Maysville night before last, and that he would probably strike the Arkansas between here and Gibson. I have sent an order to the commanding officer at Mackey's Lick to move to Gibson.

Respectfully, yours, &c.,

JOHN M. THAYER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

P. S.-Blunt was at Pineville Sunday night with a large cavalry force. Price is reported to have been badly cut up and thoroughly demoralized.

JOHN M. THAYER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER,

Fort Smith, Ark, November 1, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Mackey's Salt-Works:

SIR: Move with your command to Fort Gibson immediately. General Price was at Maysville on night before last. Don't lose a moment's time.

Very respectfully,

JOHN M. THAYER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., November 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

A. A. G., Hdqrs. Mil. Div. of West Miss., New Orleans, La.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that up to latest advices from Memphis Major-General Washburn had not arrived and Brigadier General Morgan L. Smith was still in command. I inclose a copy of his last report with