War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 1116 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, December 17, 1864.

Lieutenant-General BUCKNER,

Commanding District of West Louisiana:

GENERAL: T. F. Anderson, captain, and Sergt. John Walker have this day been ordered to proceed to Selma, Ala., for the purpose of procuring 3,000 stand of arms belonging to the Indian troops serving west of the Mississippi River. Should Captain Anderson call upon you or any aid which may be necessary in transporting or crossing these arms the general commanding directs that it shall be furnished him.

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

S. S. ANDERSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major-General Magruder.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS PRICE'S ARMY, Numbers 24.

Richmond, Ark., December 18, 1864.

I. In accordance with an understanding with the major-general commanding the District of Arkansas, Major General Sterling Price will be temporarily absent from the command of the cavalry. His staff will accompany him to Washington, Ark.

II. Brigadier General J. B. Clark will assume command of the cavalry in this section, consisting of Marmaduke's and Shelby's divisions, and report directly to the major-general commanding the District of Arkansas.

By command of Major General S. Price:

L. A. MACLEAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT Numbers 97.

Shreveport, La., December 19, 1864.

I. All wagons and trains engaged in the transportation of cotton to San Antonio, Goliad, and Houston, in which the Treasury agency is interested, in whole or in one-half of the lading thereof, shall be exempt from military molestation and all officers on the route will permit a free passage to and from their places.

II. Persons wishing to avail themselves of the foregoing paragraph will be required to obtain from the Treasury agency the evidence of being engaged in that branch of the public service.

By command of General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.