at this office unless the above certificate is appended and is of satisfactory nature. The major-general commanding is determined that the good soldier shall receive the first indulgence.
By command of Major-General Churchill:
B. S. JOHNSON,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Shreveport, November 30, 1864.
Commanding District of Arkansas:
GENERAL: Inclosed is a letter* from Major-General Wharton which the commanding general directs me to transmit to you that your attention may be called to the reported scarcity of forage in the vicinity of Hamburg. The commanding general directs that you immediately order Steele's brigade of cavalry (with the exception of Carter's regiment) by the most practicable route to Nacogdoches, Tex., to report to General Wharton. Carter's regiment may be retained in your district, only until it can be relieved by the Arkansas and Missouri cavalry of Major-General Price's command.
I am, general, with great respect, your most obedient servant,
Clarksville, Tex., November 30, 1864.
This command will march to Laynesport, Ark., Brigadier-General Clark, with Marmaduke's division, starting to-morrow morning and Brigadier-General Thompson, with Shelby's division, on the following morning.
By command of Major-General Price:
L. A. MACLEAN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Abstract from return of the Defenses of Galveston, Brigadier General J. M. Hawes commanding, for the month of November, 1864.
Present for duty. Pieces of art.
Offi Men. Aggre Aggre Hea Fie
cers gate gate vy. ld.
Command. nt nt
2nd Texas Volunteer 22 268 353 502 -- --
Infantry, Colonel Smith
Bradford's regiment, 20 217 287 616 -- --
Heavy Artillery, 16 313 496 683 -- --
Light Artillery, Captain 3 90 110 192 -- 8
Texas Volunteer 18 296 360 553 -- --
Infantry, Captain L. D.
20th Texas Volunteer 15 586 701 1,149 -- --
Infantry, Captain J. N.
8th Texas Volunteer 19 334 383 528 11 --
Infantry, Colonel A. M.
2nd Texas Cavalry, 20 116 146 314 -- --
Total 133 2,220 2,836 4,537 11 8