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OPERATIONS IN LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI STATES AND TERRITORIES.*
January 1-June 30, 1864.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.+
Jan. 1, 1864.-The Department of Kansas re-established.++
1-30, 1864.-Operations in Northeastern Arkansas, including skirmishes at Lunenburg, Sylamore, and on Sylamore Creek.
3, 1864.-Major General Francis J. Herron, U. S. Army, assumes command of the U. S. forces on the Rio Grande, Tex.
5, 1864.-Skirmish on the Pecos River, near Fort Summer, N. Mex.
6, 1864.-The Department of Arkansas and Seventh Army Corps constituted.
Major General Joseph J. Reynolds, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Defenses of New Orleans.
6-21, 1864.-Expedition against the Navajo Indians.
7, 1864.-Skirmish at Martin's Creek, Ark.
8-9, 1864.-Bombardment of Confederate works at the mouth of Caney Bayou, Tex.
10, 1864.-Skirmish at King's River, Ark.
12-13, 1864.-Affair at Matamoras, Mexico.
13-14, 1864.-Scout from Pike Bluff to Monticello, Ark.
14, 1864.-Skirmish in Bollinger County, Mo.
15-17, 1864.-Scouts in Jackson County, Mo.
16, 1864.-Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Department of Kansas.
*Including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and the Department of the Northwest, embracing Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
+Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this Summary, no circumstantial reports are on file. All such are designated in the Index.
++It had been merged into the Department of the Missouri, September 19, 1862.
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