War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0966 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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8. The detachment of [First] Indiana Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty with the First Brigade, Cavalry Division, at Pine Bluff, and will proceed without delay to mouth of White River. The detachment Eighty-seventh Illinois Mounted Infantry, at mouth of White River, on being relieved by the detachment First Indiana Cavalry, will proceed to Helena, Ark. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,

Little Rock, Ark., December 30, 1864.

Colonel W. F. GEIGER,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Brownsville, Ark.:

COLONEL: Take, as ordered, about 1,000 men. Do not pick the horses. Your expedition is to be as well supplied with forage as the troops will be at Brownsville. Start some time next week. Detailed instructions will be sent by mail in a few days.

By command of Brigadier General E. A. Carr:

LEG. BENEDICT,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, December 30, 1864.

(Received 9.30 p. m.)

Brigadier General POWELL CLAYTON,

Commanding:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that the order to grant no passes to persons to leave your lines was intended only for those who wish to go within the lines of the Confederate army.

Respectfully,

W. D. GREEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, December 30, 1864.

(Received 9.30 p. m.)

Brigadier General POWELL CLAYTON,

Commanding:

An order is being issued transferring the First Indiana Cavalry to mouth of White River and the Fifth Kansas Cavalry to Saint Charles, Ark. The major-general commanding directs that you have them in readiness to go on board the transports going out of the Arkansas when they arrive at your place. He further directs that the four small guns now in possession of First Indiana be retained at Pine Bluff.

Respectfully,

W. D. GREEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.