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day. It is to be hoped that you have found it practicable to make a diversion from Memphis. Sherman will probably reach to Gulf somewhere about the 10th of December.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, &C., Numbers 294.

Little Rock, Ark., November 26, 1864.

I. In accordance with General Orders, Numbers 251, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, August 13, 1864, the troops composing the commands of the District of the Frontier, District of Eastern Arkansas, and the of Pine Bluff, being in each equivalent to a brigade, are hereby designated as separated brigades.

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By order of Major General F. Steele:

W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, New Orleans, La., November 26, 1864.

Brigadier General N. B. BUFORD,

Helena, Ark.:

GENERAL: The permit granted by you on the 16th of November to Nicholls, the cotton trader, is hereby revoked, and no more such permits will be granted except by orders from these headquarters.

By order of Major-General Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN ARKANSAS, Helena, Ark., November 26, 1864.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS:

SIR: After leaving you yesterday I landed at Laconia and learned from Mr. Churchill Blackburn, who resides there, that the steamer Rose Hambleton the day before landed and took on board about thirty bales of cotton, with Mr. and Miss Thompson. No gun-boat present. No gun-boat present. The gun-boats Tyler and Lexington were there when I arrived, which I Captain Hill has doubtless made the report of this fact to you, which I communicated to him. I did not arrive at Australia Landing until nearly night. I went to the first plantation, Glover's, but got no information in reference to Sherman. The road to Oakland on the railroad passes a succession of plantations, crossing the Sunflower and Tallahatchie. The distance is estimated at seventy-five miles, to Granada about 100 miles. Had I a mounted force of even 300 men I would have the pleasure of seeing you at this place, where, as you know, there are several matters requiring a higher authority to adjust them than I am vested with.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

N. B. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.