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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 21, 1864.

Colonel J. R. SLACK,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: You will please cause the Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers of your command, with its entire force, camp and garrison equipage, &c., to embark on steamer Rose Hambleton to-morrow morning, the 22nd instant, at 10 a. m., or as soon as possible after that time.

By order of Brigadier General E. S. Dennis:

RICHARD A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 21, 1864.

Captain TRULL,

Commanding Fourth Massachusetts Battery:

CAPTAIN: You will with your entire command, camp and garrison equipage, &c., embark on steamer Poland to-morrow, the 22nd instant, at 8 a. m., or as soon thereafter as may be.

By order of Brigadier General E. S. Dennis:

RICHARDS A. KENT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., November 21, 1864.

Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,

Commanding, Devall's Bluff, Ark.:

The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that it is proposed to send a scouting party from Brownsville, and directs that you have one or two steam-boats in readiness to carry supplies up the river and to assist the scout in crossing at Augusta. It will be three or four days before the boats will be wanted. Perhaps a sort of a brigade may be made by combining boats and trestles with staging.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAMUEL E. GRAVES,

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

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Devall's Bluff, Ark., November 21, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Little Rock:

Have this morning sent a scout of 150 infantry (Sixty-first Illinois) and fifty cavalry on Mattie up the River. One hundred of the infantry will land to-night near mouth of Little Red, scout between that and White River, and come out opposite Augusta to-morrow afternoon. The boat then will go on and the infantry will land and surround Augusta at daylight. The cavalry will scout down the Point and return to the boat before night. The boat will then return. On the way down the cavalry will land opposite Des Arc and scout down east side of White River. I expect to get more reliable information by this scout and per-