HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 15.
Devall's Bluff, Ark., June 11, 1865.
The undersigned hereby assumes command of the First Brigade, Second Division, Seventh Army Corps. Existing orders will remain in force as heretofore. Lieutenant J. M. Thompson, Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters, and will report at once.
F. M. DRAKE,
Lieutenant Colonel Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry, Bvt. Brigadier General, Commanding
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 11, 1865.
(Received 11 a. m.)
Major General JOHN POPE:
The 1,200 men left Baltimore on the evening of 31st; they must be stopped at Parkersburg. Cannot You have them ordered forward? There delays are a great disadvantage to me.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., June 11, 1865 - 10. 15 a. m.
Lieutenant-Colonel Davis telegraphs from Little Rock under date [of] yesterday that he has paroled over 7,000 officers and men, and will have a few hundred to parole at Helena and Mound City on his way home. He starts to-day.
GEO. C. TICHENOR,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 156.
Saint Louis, Mo., June 11, 1865.
1. Battery E, Second Missouri Light Artillery, having reported in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 130, paragraph 2, current series, headquarters Department of Arkansas, will proceed to Benton Barracks, Mo., the commanding officer reporting to Colonel B. L. E. Bonneville, U. S. Army, commanding post, who will assign it to quarters temporarily.
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By command of Major-General Dodge:
J. W. BARNES,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, June 11, 1865.
There is not any concentrated force in Northeastern Arkansas. I went as far south as Powhatan road to cross the swamps there, Pocahontas and Poplar Bluff. Found it impossible, so I had to come to