Note: When I first transcribed the following from a microfilm several years ago, I wrote hurriedly and in so doing neglected to note the paragraph breaks. I apologize for my carelessness.
Head Quarters District of Arkansas,
Little Rock, June 3, 1863.
Special Orders, No. 71.
Brig. Genl. L. M. Walker, having reported for duty, is assigned to the command of a brigade, to be composed of Dobbin’s and Newton’s regiments, Arkansas cavalry. He will proceed without delay to organize his brigade. This Arkansas brigade and Carter’s brigade Texas troops will form a division to be commanded by Brig. Genl. Walker, who, with his division, is assigned to the command of the country lying between the lower White and the St. Francis and Mississippi rivers. Brig. Genl. Walker will report direct to these head quarters. Greene’s, Burbridge’s and Jeffers’ regiments and Kitchen’s battalion Missouri troops will form a brigde to be commanded by Brig. Genl. John S. Marmaduke. This brigade and Shelby’s brigade Missouri troops will form a division, to be commanded by Brig. Genl. J. S. Marmaduke. The brigadier-generals in command of divisions will also exercise immediate control over their respective brigades.
By command of Lt. Genl. Holmes,
W. B. BLAIR,
A. A. G.