War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 1012 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS,

Camden, October 22, 1864-11 o'clock.

Brigadier-General STEELE,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Warren:

SIR: I am instructed by Major-General Magruder to inclose a copy of a report just received from Colonel Logan, dated 3 a. m. October 22, 1863, and to say that you will cause the commanding officer at Mount Elba to cover the roads leading from Pine Bluff, and in case of an advance from that direction you will cause him to make such disposition of his forces as to protect as far as possible the train, sick, &c., of Colonel Logan's command.

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

ED. P. TURNER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to commanding officer, Mount Elba.)

OCTOBER 22, 1864-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel MACLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have just arrived in camp. My command, with the exception of Lawther's regiment, of Clark's brigade, left as rear guard, coming on. The enemy pursued us until about three hours after dark end eight miles this side of Independence. Nothing has been heard from the rear guard since that time. The enemy were twice repulsed to-day. I am satisfied they are in force and in Independence to-night.

Respectfully,

J. S. MARMADUKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MARMADUKE'S DIVISION,

October 23, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel MACLEAN:

COLONEL: General Marmaduke directs me to inform you that the enemy has attacked his rear, giving evidence of a large force.

Very respectfully,

W. M. PRICE,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, October 25, 1864.

Honorable C. J. McRAE,

Financial Agent, War Department, C. S., London, England:

SIR: Lieutenant Colonel W. J. Hutchins, chief of cotton office, has been directed to transfer to your credit, or your successor in office, as the case may be, with the firm of Fraser, Trenholm & Co., Liverpool, the sum of $100,000 to be held for the purchase of machinery for the Trans-Mississippi Department, under special instructions from these headquarters. You will apply these funds to the payment of such invoices of machinery as may be presented to you, duly authenticated by Mr. Merrill, the bearer of this letter. This gentleman is a practical manufacturer of long