War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0862 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., June 12, 1865.

Brigadier-General BUSSEY,

Fort Smith:

Deserters from Arkansas regiments who have been identified with the rebels cannot be recognized on their return, further than to parole and send them home. Such as have not been with the rebels may be recognized only as far as the facts in their individual cases will warrant. All pay and allowances during absence must be forfeited.

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:

In the event of the muster out of the First Arkansas Cavalry, now at Fayetteville, what number of infantry troops will be required to garrison that station?

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 12, 1865 - 11. 50 a. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

The 1,200 men referred to in Your dispatch of 11th instant are not under my authority. Cannot give any orders.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 12, 1865 - 11. 50 a. m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

It is very difficulty and will, I suppose, take much time to get horses for the regiments sent here. I sent up for Michigan Brigade all the horses of the Second Ohio Cavalry, which regiment must now remain in Missouri until it is completely remounted.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 12, 1865 - 11 a. m.

Governor FLETCHER,

Jefferson City:

I have ordered Captain Putnam, Fiftieth Wisconsin Volunteers, to be arrested and tried for having used the U. S. forces under his com-