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chiefs of staff departments, except myself, with him. He was at Pine Bluff last night, and will no doubt be at mouth of river to-day. This is opportune and accidental, as your dispatch of the 27th has not reached us. Learned yesterday, by rumor, that you were contemplating a visit of this place at an early day.

Very respectfully,

JOHN LEVERING,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT CHARLES, ARK., April 1, 1865-2. 20 a. m.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,

Little Rock, Ark.:

Arrived here with steamer Janny Brown at 1 o'clock this morning Am directed by General Pope to ask if you have a steamer at Little Rock in which you can move down the Arkansas River? If not, I am to proceed with the Jenny Brown to meet you at Devall's Bluff. Please answer.

J. DE WITT CONGDON,

Lieutenant and Chief of Artillery.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK., April 1, 1865.

Lieutenant J. DE W. CONGDON,

Chief of Artillery, Saint Charles, Ark.:

Major-General Reynolds and most of the officers of the departmental staff left here yesterday morning upon steamer Southwester for mouth of White River. Will probably reach there early to-day. I have telegraphed Major-General Pope to that effect.

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, New Orleans, La., April 1, 1865.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,
Commanding Department of Arkansas:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward for your information extracts from Southern papers relating to movements of rebel troops in the Trans-Mississippi Department:

From the Amite Wanderer, March 30, 1865: The Montgomery papers say a gentleman just from Richmond, and a Member of Congress, informs us that the Commander-in-Chief has ordered Kirby Smith with his whole army into Missouri.

A copy has been furnished General Pope, commanding Military Division of the Missouri.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. JACKSON,

Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer, Military Division of West Mississippi.)


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