War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0684 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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Second. The mayor of the city Camden has requested for a force of U. S. troops to occupy that place for its protection, which will be done.

Third. A Captain Gillis, for himself and in behalf of Captains Crawford, Thrasher, and Harrison, commanding independent companies, all expected to be at Benton on Monday next for surrender and parole.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 128.

Little Rock, Ark., May 30, 1865.

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3. Brigadier General G. F. McGinnis, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved at mouth of White River and will report in person at these headquarters for orders.

4. The One hundred and twenty-sixth Illinois volunteer Infantry is relieved from duty at the mouth of White River, and will be reported to Brigadier General J. Edwards, commanding at Pine Bluff, without delay. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PINE BLUFF, ARK., May 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock:

The surrounding country of this post has recently become infested with numerous small bands of desperadoes, committing every species of cruelty, especially robbery. In the absence of civil law, and to protect the peaceable inhabitants against lawlessness,, I shall be compelled to send out a large patrol force through the country to preserve order, and if possible to capture the offenders. [This] is the only cause of the retention of the forces at this post.

JOHN EDWARDS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., May 30, 1865.

Colonel A. H. RYAN,

Commanding, Lewisburg, Ark.:

The rebel Colonel Schnable asks to surrender his force, about 400 strong, at Yellville. Please answer whether you can send a small force to that place with an officer to receive their paroles.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., May 30, 1865-10. 20 a. m.

Major-General POPE:

Do you understand from General Sully's dispatch that the Indians he mentions as being on Black Hills are there to meet him to make peace or