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manding general is anxious that this brigade should remain in winter quarters and not be removed except in case of great emergency. The Brigade does not belong to the District of Arkansas but to the command of General Maxey, and if removed must be ordered back as soon as the necessity for its presence in Arkansas ceases to exist. You should communicate constantly with General Maxey that you may mutually assist each other. The general commanding also directs me to say that he is uncertain from the tenor of your letter of the 26th ultimo whether you have yet ordered Wharton's cavalry to Texas, if not, he directs that it be done at once in conformity with previous instructions.

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

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant-Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS,

Numbers --.

WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 1, 1864.

* * * * * * * * * If the troops of General Price ordered to Shreveport have not yet crossed Red River, the commanding officer of said troops will halt there until further orders at or near the vicinity of Clarksville, Red River County, Tex., where supplies are reported to be abundant.

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By command of Major-General Magruder:

W. A. ALSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CHURCHILL'S DIVISION

Numbers 71.

CAMP LEE, DECEMBER 1, 1864.

I. The following regulations for drill will be observed by the several brigade commanders of this division: One hour and a half every morning will be devoted to company drill, and one hour and a half every evening to battalion drill, the hours to be hereafter designated by brigade commanders. Especial attention is called to company drill. The field officers of each regiment are required to be upon the field and superintend the company drill of their respective commands. Brigade commanders will drill their respective brigades twice every week, irrespective of company and battalion drill.

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By command of Major-General Churchill:

B. S. JOHNSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMOND, VA., DECEMBER 2, 1864.

General E. Kirby Smith,

Commanding the Trans-mississippi Department:

GENERAL: The necessities of the service have determined General Lawton, Quartermaster-General, to order Major William F. Haws to the Trans-Mississippi Department for the purchase of horses for use on this side of the Mississippi. With the character of the funds forwarded, and proper energy on the part of those assigned to this duty, I trust success will attend this effort. The requirements of the service demand