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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 8, 1864.

Colonel E. LYNDE,

Commanding Ninth Cavalry Kansas Volunteers:

COLONEL: Major Greeno, Fourth Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers, with 130 men from cavalry depot, will start at daylight to-morrow morning on a scout toward Batesville. It is necessary to make the scout 100 stronger, and I am obliged to call upon you for 100 men, with the proper number of officers, whom you will have report to Major Greeno as he passes your camp, say about 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. Have your men provided with ten days' light rations, including hard bread, and see that go well provided with ammunition. The scout is a very important one, for reasons which I stated to you yesterday. We must not let Price pass through Arkansas in safety.

Your obedient servant,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 8, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel CLOPPER,

Commanding Cavalry Depot:

COLONEL: I am directed by General Carr to send a scout from your command to Batesville to watch for Price. Please have the party ready, and wait further orders. They had better take ten day's light rations. Left them be well supplied with ammunition. You had better send 200 men. I will relieve the dismounted picket.

Yours, &c.,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 8, 1864-3 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel CLOPPER,

Commanding Cavalry Depot:

COLONEL: You will immediately start the scout of 200 men previously ordered, with as many light rations, including hard bread, as they can conveniently carry. The officer to be in command will report at these headquarters for instructions. I have a good guide ready.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 8, 1864.

OFFICER COMMANDING SCOUT;

You will proceed with the scout under your command to Batesville and ascertain if any of Price's forces are returning by that route, or as far west of there as the point where they crossed White River on their