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but I do not think dangerous. He directs me to say to you that you will report to him in detail any information you may have of the movements and position of the enemy. Duplicate sent to the mouth of White River.

Very respectfully,

J. W. Davidson,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Calvary.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, No.-

Little Rock, November 6, 1864.

I. Colonel William McE. Dye, Twentieth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, will proceed with three regiments of his brigade, viz, Twentieth Iowa, Twenty-third Iowa, and Thirty-fifth Wisconsin, to Brownsville, and will await further orders at that station. The other regiments of his brigade will join him as soon as practicable after the arrival at Devall's Bluff of a brigade now under orders at the mouth of White River.

II. The assistant quartermaster at Devall's Bluff will furnish such land transportation as may be necessary to carry five days' rations for the command and ten days' rations of forage for the animals pertaining thereunto.

By order of Major-General Steele:

WM. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 6, 1864.

Major General F. STEELE,

Devall's Bluff:

The following dispatch just received from Colonel Ryan:

We have 8,000 rations on hand. Weather fair; roads good. Have sent your dispatch to Fort Smith and to Colonel Geiger. Reports state that a force is moving up from the south to resist Price in crossing the Arkansas River. I will send two female scouts down to ascertain the fact.

E. A. CARR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

DEVALL'S BLUFF, ARK., November 6, 1864-6 p.m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Little Rock:

General Steele visited the fortifications here and the cavalry depot this forenoon and reviewed the infantry and artillery this afternoon. He has just started for Little Rock. The steamer Celeste got snagged to-day and sank at the landing this evening.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.