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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST,

New Orleans, La., June 12, 1865.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,

Commanding Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that Your order the Eleventh Missouri Cavalry report to him without delay at New Orleans. This regiment will be mounted upon its arrival here.

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

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., June 12, 1865 - 4. 30 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Little Rock:

Please report to me as fully as You can the condition of affairs north of Arkansas River; what steps have been taken toward restoring local civil administration; what security for life and property; what troops You have stationed in that part of the State, and where; in short, a full report. I am postponing my intended visit to Arkansas until the President decides upon the plan I have submitted to him.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., June 12, 1865.

Colonel A. H. RYAN,

Lewisburg, Ark.:

There is no necessity of maintaining the garrison in the fortification at Your post. The guns will be sent to Lieutenant Witt, ordnance officer at this place, without delay. All equipments and ammunition should be sent at same time. The officer responsible for the property may accompany and turn over these stores.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., June 12, 1865.

Brigadier General C. Bussey,

Fort Smith:

Your proposition to withdraw troops except a garrison from Van Buren is approved by the major-general commanding. Are there not too many stores at that place to risk disposing of the services of Captain Steadman, commissary of subsistence?

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.