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Camden; also two batteries of artillery kept at that place for want of horses to draw them to Marshall, Tex., at which place nearly all the rebel troops are assembled. Rebel officers are making great efforts to persuade the men to go to Mexico and establish a colony, but the men are opposed to it, and are willing to return to their allegiance on any terms.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 12, 1865.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Little Rock, Ark.:

Brigadier General M. Jeff. Thompson, commanding District of North Arkansas, surrendered his forces to me yesterday at Chalk Bluff. They are to be paroled at Wittsburg, on Saint Francis River, on May 29, and at Jacksonport, on White River, on June 5. Terms granted same as given by General Grant to General Lee.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Same to Brigadier-Generals Bussey, Fort Smith; Sanborn, Springfield, and Colonel Morrill, Rolla.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF ARKANSAS, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Little Rock, Ark., May 12, 1865.

W. W. Frazier, scout, sent from Little Rock to Camden on the 30th of last month, returned to-day, and makes the following report:

Went within twelve miles of Camden, at which place there are about 200 of Shelby's command, dismounted, about 100 of Deckery's, and two batteries without horses. These batteries would have been taken to Marshall, Tex., but they are entirely without horses. The great body of the rebel force is at Marshall, Tex. The officers are making strong efforts to get the meant to go to Mexico and establish a colony. The men are generally opposed to this, and are willing to return to their allegiance on most any terms.

I inclose copy of Texas Republic, extra. Kirby appears to be a "last-ditch" man.

Respectfully,

L. B. NASH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 114.

Little Rock, Ark., May 12, 1865.

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8. Brigadier-General Shaler, commanding Second Division, Seventh Army Corps, will send one regiment of infantry fully equipped for field service to occupy the town of Batesville, Ark.

By order of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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