War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0450 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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of White River transportation for 5,000 troops. He has ordered the divisions of Smith and Mower, now operating in Missouri, to proceed to Memphis by the shortest route. If they have gone too far in pursuit of Price to be recalled by the Missouri River, they will move by Fort Smith and Devall's Bluff to their destination. When you come into General Steele's department the senior officer will assume the control. General Dennis has been ordered to send a brigade at once to Devall's Bluff, to report its arrival by telegram to General Steele, to send Shaler's brigade so soon as it arrives to Devall's Bluff, and to follow with the remainder of his division. The general's present idea is that the enemy may attempt to break through the line of the Arkansas.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. DAVIDSON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 14. Vicksburg, Miss., November 6, 1864.

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2. Brigadier General G. F. McGinnis will join the Third Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, at mouth of White River, Ark., without delay.

3. The commanding officer at Morganza, La., will send the Eighty-seventh Illinois Mounted Infantry to mouth of White River, Ark., without delay.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

S. C. FARRINGTON,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mouth of White River, Ark., November 6, 1864.

Colonel BENJAMIN DORNBLASER,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: You will cause the following troops of your command, with their entire force, transportation, camp and garrison equipage, &c., to embark at 8 a.m. the 7th instant, as follows, viz: The Seventy-sixth Illinois Infantry on steamer Ella, with the exception of 100 men that will embark on steamer Pocahontas; the Thirtieth Missouri Infantry on steamer Pocahontas. The pickets now on duty from the above-named regiments will be relieved in season for compliance with the above order.

By order of Brigadier-General Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Gun-boat Cricket, Near Prairie Landing, White River,

Sunday, November 6, 1864.

Major-General STEELE,

Commanding Department of Arkansas, Little Rock:

General Canby was wounded this morning by guerrillas, from the bank of the river, and will be unable to come up. The wound is painful