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LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 4, 1864.

Colonel A. H. RYAN,

Lewisburg:

The brigadier-general commanding directs that Colonel Mackey repair the bridge over the Palarm, and that you afford him all the help required and material. If necessary tear down a house.

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., November 4, 1864.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I understand the Twenty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry are ordered to Little Rock. Please inform me when they will be ordered to start. I wish to send three companies of the Fifth Kansas and Seventh Missouri Cavalry up to be mustered out. If the Twenty-eighth start soon I wish to send them up with that regiment.

POWELL CLAYTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LITTLE ROCK, November 4, 1864-5 p.m.

Brigadier General POWELL CLAYTON:

It is uncertain when the Twenty-eighth Wisconsin will be ordered up. The Twenty-ninth Iowa was to start to-morrow morning for Pine Bluff, but they have been ordered to remain here awaiting the movements of the enemy.

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., November 4, 1864.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Unless I receive orders to the contrary, I shall send the three companies of the Fifth Kansas and Seventh Missouri Cavalry to Little Rock, on the south side of the river, to-morrow morning. It is absolutely necessary that my means of transportation be increased at least twenty wagons and teams. With that number I can bring down the quartermaster's and sanitary stores that will be necessary for this month.

POWELL CLAYTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Memphis, Tenn., November 4, 1864.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: I inclose copies of dispatches from Major-General Howard and Brevet Major-General Wilson.* The taking of Hatch's division from here and Winslow's division, in Missouri, leave me very bare

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*See Howard to Grierson, October 24, Vol. XXXIX, Part III, p.428, and Wilson to Grierson, October 26, Vol. XXXIX, Part III, p.459.

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