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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 16, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER, Little Rock:

General Dennis will send one regiment to Little Rock on this 2 p. m. train, and another in the morning. It is now upward of three weeks since the department and district commanders assured me that I should have the One hundred and twelfth Colored detachment. I beg that it may come.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 16, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Captain C. H. DYER, Little Rock:

Generals Carr and West arrived here this evening.

C. C. ANDREWS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, 2nd DIV., 7TH A. C., Numbers 1.

Little Rock, Ark., November 16, 1864.

1. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 178, from headquarters Second Division, Seventh Army Corps, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Second Brigade of said division, with headquarters temporarily at Little Rock, Ark.

2. First Lieutenant E. J. Tremble, Sixty-second Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry, is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant-general, and First Lieutenant S. H. Blane, One hundred and sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, as brigade quartermaster. They will be obeyed and respected as such.

3. Commanders of regiments and detachments will forward their reports to the acting assistant adjutant-general at this place until other wise ordered.

THOMAS H. BENTON,

Colonel Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., November 16, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM THOMPSON, Commanding Second Brigade, Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding the district directs that you send a reconnoitering party to Benton, and from thence to Princeton. The general suggests that you keep a sufficient force here for all practical purposes, and send as many men as possible. The party will take three days' rations in haversacks. You are directed to have the detail start as early to-morrow morning as possible. You will please report to these headquarters this evening for further instructions.

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

SAMUEL E. GRAVES,

Captain, Twelfth Michigan Infantry, Acting Aide-de-Camp.

LITTLE ROCK, November 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General CLAYTON:

Price has gone south, crossing the Arkansas west of Fort Smith. Shelby is with him. All accounts from papers and people from the