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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Memphis, Tenn., September 1, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM CROOKS,

Commanding District of Eastern Arkansas, Helena:

COLONEL: Yours of 30th and 31st ultimo received this morning.* The ammunition will be sent in the morning. I also send in the morning a force of 4,000 men under Major-General Mower to cut his way to Devall's Bluff. I also cross in the morning a force of 2,000 cavalry into Arkansas, who will march directly to Clarendon and co-oporate with Mower's force. They will operate as a protecting force to Helena. I send two small steamers up the Saint Francis River to ferry the cavalry across that stream.

I am, colonel, your servant,

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,
Little Rock, Ark., September 1, 1864.

Brigadier General CYRUS BUSSEY:

GENERAL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to say to you that it has been intimated to General Steele that the rebels may make a raid into Little Rock. The general directs that you take precautions to prevent and repulse such an attempt. Regiments will be kept ready to turn out under arms at short notice, and be ordered to march at once to attack any raider as soon as heard from. Camps of regiments and batteries will be surrounded with obstructions to prevent a sudden dash. The guns at Fort Steele will be kept ready to load, and will all be discharged in case of an alarm. The fort will be provided with a drawbridge to prevent a surprise.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF LITTLE ROCK,
Little Rock, Ark., September 1, 1864.

Colonel MORRISON:

COLONEL: It has been intimated to General Steele that the rebels may make a raid into Little Rock. The brigadier-general commanding directs that you cause regimental camps to be arranged to prevent a dash. The regiments will be ordered to march to the scene of any raid.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,
Devall's Bluff, Ark., September 1, 1864.

Major General F. STEELE:

Gun-boat 37, Captain Rogers, just come up. He left Saint Charles at 2 p. m. yesterday. Some of the stores had been brought to the

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* See Part II, pp. 934, 952.

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