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can be procured, which is hourly expected. The threatened crossing of the Mississippi, in the vicinity of Gaines' Landing, has thus far been thwarted. Have a cavalry force reconnoitering there now. Our last reconnaissance, three days since, developed no infantry near the Mississippi. I send copy of dispatch just received from General Steele for Canby.* Have had rain for two days and rise in White River expected.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mouth of White River, Ark., November 10, 1864.

Major CRAIG,

One hundred and sixty-first New York Infantry:

MAJOR: You will, with the detachment of your regiment now here, transportation, camp and garrison equipage, &c., proceed to rejoin your regiment at Columbus, Ky., as soon as practicable. Quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mouth of White River, Ark., November 10, 1864.

Colonel J. H. COATES,

Eleventh Illinois Infantry Volunteers:

COLONEL: You will with your command disembark upon your arrival at Devall's Bluff, Ark., for the purpose of joining your brigade. If the brigade is not there you will report to the commander of the post for orders.

By order of Brigadier-General Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mouth of White River, Ark., November 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Commanding DETACH. 15TH MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY:

LIEUTENANT: You will report to Colonel J. H. Coates, Eleventh Illinois Infantry, who will take command of the several boats leaving here this day for Devall's Bluff, Ark., and receive orders from him until such time as you can rejoin your command.

By order of Brigadier General E. S. Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Lewisburg, Ark., November 10, 1864-8 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Little Rock:

CAPTAIN; I arrived here yesterday at 3 p. m.; sent Ritter's command this morning to a point fifteen miles up the Arkansas River where there

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*See November 8, p. 484.

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