War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0532 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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plies up that river and are prepared to hold that line. The rebel troops are no doubt disheartened, and if we should make a dash among them it would probably cause many to desert.

Very respectfully,

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 12, 1864.

Major General F. J. HERRON:

(Care of Colonel A. H. Ryan, Lewisburg.)

GENERAL: General Canby was severely wounded while on a gun-boat near mouth of White River en route to Little Rock. The ball passed through below his hip, went through the scrotum, and hit the penis. The wound is very painful, but not considered dangerous. He went back to New Orleans. I have sent what little military news there was to General Thayer. No news from the North. Nearly all the soldiers in this command voted for Mr. Lincoln.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mouth White River, November 12, 1864-8 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN:

COLONEL: Nothing from General Steele later than his letter of the 10th, which is herewith forwarded. Slack's brigade is all of for Devall's Bluff. White River has not risen any yet.

Very respectfully,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, &C.,

Little Rock, Ark., November 10, 1864.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY,

Commanding Military Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: A man belonging to Shelby's command, who was captured between Lewisburg and Dardanelle, says Shelby is moving toward Dardanelle. I suspect that Magruder is moving a considerable force up the Arkansas to meet Price. I am anxious about the supply train sent to Fort Smith. If it should be threatened Geiger will go to their support. I do not know whether or not they crossed at Dardanelle. I gave it as my opinion to the commander of the escort that he had best keep the stage road on the north side of the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. 1ST Brigadier (DETACH.), 3rd DIV., 19TH ARMY CORPS,

Brownsville, Ark., November 12, 1864.

Captain DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Telegram just received. Have been waiting orders, as directed by Special Orders, Department of Arkansas, dated November 6.