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HOUSTON, April 15, 1865.

Brigadier General H. P. BEE,

Hempstead:

Let Your regiments follow Baird's command to Cooke County and capture it. Let the men of that command be seized wherever found.

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., April 15, 1865.

Major General J. F. FAGAN,

Commanding District of Arkansas, Camden:

It is not my intention that infantry should form part of Your expedition. Success must be consequent upon surprise and rapid movement. We have not the means of transporting supplies or prosecuting the siege. My idea was I would support You with infantry after You had taken the place. If You are successful and find abundance of supplies, the infantry would march rapidly up and occupy the works. With this purpose I intended, about the time Your expedition started, moving a division of infantry near Camden, where they could be within short communication of You by courier.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,

NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA, No. 105. Houston, April 15, 1865.

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XXIII. The following is announced as the organization of Major General S. B. Maxey's division of infantry:

First Brigade (Brigadier General J. E. Harrison). -Fifteenth Texas Infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel; Twentieth Texas Infantry, Colonel H. M. Elmore; Seventeenth Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Colonel T. F. Tucker; Hardeman's battalion dismounted cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel P. Hardeman.

Second Brigade (Brigadier-General Bee). -Terry's regiment Texas dismounted cavalry, Colonel D. S. Terry; Border's regiment Texas dismounted cavalry, Colonel J. P. Border; Thirty-first Regiment Texas Infantry, Colonel F. J. Malone; Merrick's battalion infantry, Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Merrick.

Third Brigade (Brigadier General J. B. Robertson). -Eighth Regiment Texas Infantry, Colonel A. M. Hobby; Twenty-third Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Colonel N. C. Gould; Thirty-fifth Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Colonel J. B. Likens; --- Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Colonel G. W. Baylor.

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By command of Major General J. B. Magruder:

STEPHEN D. YANCEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, No. 38. Shreveport, La., April 17, 1865.

I. Paragraphs VI and VII, General Orders, No. 10, current series, Trans-Mississippi Department, is so amended as to extend the time for

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