War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0436 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 159. New Orleans, November 5, 1864.

Owners, lessees, and managers of plantations in this department are hereby ordered to reserve upon their several estates as seed cane one-fourth of the sugar-cane the product of the year. In the event of a transfer of plantations, this reservation will be accounted for the its owner according to its market value at the time of transfer.

In the case of Government plantations the foregoing extract of General Orders, No. 138, will not be held to apply. The lessees from the Treasury Department has already made ample provision for the class of cases contemplated.

By command of Major-General Hurlbut:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 5, 1864.

Colonel GEIGER,

Commanding Fourth Cavalry Brigade:

General Pleasonton's victory over General Price at the crossing of the Osage is glorious. Price has one gun left, without ammunition, and his forces, demoralized and deserting, are escaping to Arkansas and Texas. You will move to Dardanelle to watch the enemy and attack them wherever you can find them.

By order of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PINE BLUFF, November 5, 1864. (Received 7.10 p.m.)

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Owing to the scarcity of forage on the south side road, I sent the detachment of the Fifth Kansas and Seventh Missouri Cavalry on the north side of the river. They started at 8 o'clock this morning.

POWELL CLAYTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 5, 1864.

Colonel A. H. RYAN,

Lewisburg:

Send the dispatch to General Thayer by express, with sufficient escort to overtake General Herron. Give him the news.

By order of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.