War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0721 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., June 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General EDWARDS,

Pine Bluff:

You will make no disposition of troops without authority from these headquarters. Where necessity for occupation exists you will report that fact to these headquarters for the action of the major-general commanding. The statements in your dispatch are inconsistent with each other. The detachments at Monticello and Warren may remain until further orders.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., June 1, 1865.

Colonel A. H. RYAN,

Commanding at Lewisburg, Ark.:

COLONEL: Captain J. L. Hodges, Third Minnesota Volunteers, assistant provost-marshal-general, is under orders to proceed to Yellville, Ark., to receive paroles of Confederate troops surrendering at that place. The major-general commanding directs that you will furnish him good and sufficient escort and equipment, with rations for the journey.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, June 1, 1865.

For the information of troops the annexed cut of the corps badge recently adopted is published. * This badge, cut two inches in diameter from cloth of colors red, white, and blue, for the First, Second, and Third Divisions, respectively, may be worn by all enlisted men of the corps.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, June 1, 1865.

(Received 10. 10 p. m.)

Colonel BOWERS:

Please give me authority to order the chief of ordnance to issue arms to the freighters crossing the plains carrying Government freight upon their giving proper security to return them, or pay for them if lost or destroyed.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

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*See Plate XLVIII, PT II

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