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SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 254.
Little Rock. Ark., October 16, 1864.

1. The detachment of the Third Minnesota Infantry Volunteers will proceed to Devall's Bluff and report to Brigadier General C. C. Andrews, commanding, for duty, without delay. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Major General F. Steele:

W. D. GREEN,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

LITTLE ROCK, October 16, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, New Orleans:

I take advantage of the return of an officer to the mouth of White River to notify you of my safe arrival at this place, and that to-morrow I shall be fairly started at the work assigned me. Within two days I shall report the condition of affairs on White River and at Devall's Bluff. Military matters quiet. Nothing late from Fort Smith.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. HERRON,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,
Memphis, Tenn., October 16, 1864.

General DENNIS,

Commanding, Mouth of White River:

GENERAL: Dispatch received from General Washburn from near Johnsonville, on Tennessee River, that Forrest and Chalmers will probably attack Memphis in heavy force soon. Please communicate with General Dana, if there, and if not, can you, under the orders you have, send a part of your force here? The emergency appears great. I learn that General Dana was at mouth of White River.

Yours, &c.,

M. L. SMITH,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.


HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Mouth of White River, Ark., October 16, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION:

You will embark your entire command at 7 a.m. to-morrow, the 17th instant. The transportation, tents, &c., belonging to those regiments here, as well as those already at Devall's Bluff, will be taken. The steamers Pringle, Shenango, and Marmora are assigned for the purpose of transportation, and after coaling will move up to the landing opposite your camp, when you will immediately commence loading your transportation, tents, &c., so that the men can embark in the morning at the hour designated above. You will then proceed up White River


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