Head Quarters Trans-Mississippi District

                                                                                    Little Rock, Arkansas

            Special Orders  }                                                          June 1st, 1862

                 No. 1           }

            I. George C. Watkins, Sterling H. Tucker, William C. Ashley and Capt. John C. Peary are appointed to determine upon and report to these Head Quarters forthwith, a tariff of prices for all articles and commodities which now are or hereafter may be offered for sale within the limits of this military district. They will meet at as early an hour as practicable on tomorrow morning and proceed at one to business.

            II. Lt. Col. Burleson will upon his arrival at Camp Cache under orders given him assume command of the Missouri troops under Capt. Ponder and others and all other mounted men between the White and Mississippi Rivers, and will also take all persons within those limits liable to conscription and use them to assist him in the execution of sealed orders given him, allowing them to act with his command temporarily as cavalry if they furnish their own horses.  He will enroll all men thus taken as conscripts and make report to these Head Quarters showing their names and places of residence that they may be assigned in due time to the proper infantry companies.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                         Maj. Gen. Hindman

                                                                                    R. C. Newton

                                                                                    A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans - Mississippi District

                                                                                    Little Rock, Arkansas

            Special Orders  }                                                          June 2nd, 1862

                 No. 2           }

I. The following persons now at this place is enroute for Corinth Miss. As recruits for Capt. Roberts Battery have permission to attach themselves to Capt. Daniel “Lamas Artillery” now here and be mustered into service in that company.

            P. H. Norton                                         John Turner

            Miles M. Norton                                    Magberg Kemfer

            J. B. Alford                                           Baxter Nations

            Carroll Thomas                                     John Humphrey

            Captain Daniels will mark them on his muster roll as attached to the company by order from these Head Quarters.

II. Col. E. J. Gurley has permission to raise, muster or appoint officers to muster a regiment or battalion of cavalry for the period of three years or during the war.

            To be dismounted dis-mounted whenever the exigencies of the service requires it.

III. Mr. Robt. Bergman will be allowed passage on the stage from this place to Washington in preference of other passengers and thence on all lines to his home in Jefferson County, Texas, he being on government business of importance.

IV. Captain B. J. Brown, Assistant Quarter Master & etc. will proceed at once to Arkadelphia, Arks. And learn from Maj. Geo. W. Clarke, Quarter Master, P.A.C.S. & etc., the number of horses and mules there and in vicinity belonging to the government and the number subsisted at government expense belonging to private individuals: how all such animals are subsisted and at what cost per day; and will make report as soon as practicable to these Head Quarters.

V. The regiment of Texas Infantry commanded by Col. Edward Clark is received into the service of the Confederate States for the war and he will bring all arms, ammunition and accouterments he can procure (Transcriber’s Note: The book is missing GO’s 3 to 14 )

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans-Mississippi District

                                                                        Little Rock Arkansas, June 11th, 1862

            Special Orders  }                                                         

                 No. 15         }

            I. Capt. J. D. Pritchard is assigned duty as Quarter Master of Col. Burleson’s Regiment now being organized under orders from these Head Quarters, and will report to him for duty at once.

            II. Lieut L. C. Gause is assigned duty as Adjt. Of Co. Burleson’s Regiment, now being organized under orders from these Head Quarters, and will report to him for duty at once.

            III. Capt. D. H. Ringo will proceed at once to the Counties of Perry, Yell, Scott, Hot Springs and Saline where he is authorized to raise one or more companies of infantry not to exceed then for the Confederate service for the war. He is authorized to procure all arms and ammunition by impressments, if necessary, the above named counties are and will send surplus to this place and be turned over to the Ordnance officer. He will make report to these Head Quarters of each company as it is organized.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                        R. C. Newton

                                                                        A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans-Mississippi District

                                                                        Little Rock, Ark., June 13, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 16         ]

            I. The following appointments are announced:

            Capt. S. S. Portlock Jr. to be Col. Of Infantry, to take rank from the 6th Inst.

            G. L. White, to be 1st Lieut, J. H. Scull and Sgt. E. Curry to be 2nd Lieutenants of Infantry, to take effect from this date. All these officers to report to Brig. Genl. Roane.

            II. Lieut. Einpie, 15 Arks. Regt., having reported here, is assigned to duty with Brig. Genl. Roane, and will report to that officer for duty.

            III. Co. Warren Lewis is authorized to raise a battalion or regiment of mounted men for the Confederate service for the war, to receive the same pay as infantry, besides forage for their horses, said Battalion or regiment, to be raised in Western Missouri and to operate in that Country and Kansas. Col. Lewis will report by courier, to these Head Quarters weekly if practicable.  He is authorized to procure arms, ammunition and subsistence for his command by purchase or impressments if necessary and will give duplicate form therefore, such receipts to be given by his A. Q. M., commissary or Ordnance officer (as the case may be) retaining memorandum of contents and every certificate to be approved by Col. Lewis- Reports of indebtedness to be made here at least once in each month and what amounts of arms and ammunition and accoutrements found in hands of men not in Confederate service for the war and who will not swear in immediately. He is also authorized to organize companies of Infantry for the Confederate service in these counties in Western Missouri, under provisions of Genl. Order No. 2 - reporting to these Head Quarters as each company is organized.

                                                                        By Command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                             R. C. Newton

                                                                                    A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                                    Little Rock, June 17, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 17         }

            I. Col. A. S. Donovan, Vol. A. D. C., will proceed as rapidly as practicable to Texas, and accept for service in this district such force of infantry, Cavalry and artillery as may be tendered, not exceeding four thousand cavalry, then thousand infantry, and five companies of artillery.  All to be fully armed and equipped, where accepted and to be mustered into the Confederate service for the war.

            II. Each corps when accepted will move promptly in this direction and the commanding officer, as soon as he shall have crossed Red River, will dispatch a courier to these Head Quarters, with full information as to the strength, equipment, armament and condition of his command.

            III. Major N. B. Pearce is assigned to duty as commissary, acting Quarter Master and Acting Ordnance Officer at Fort Smith.  All officers, agents and contractors in or for either of these Departments, in the Indian Territory, and in the counties of Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian, Franklin, Johnson, Cass, Newton, Madison and Carroll, in the State of Arkansas, will report to him without delay, and obey his instructions.  All public funds of either department, within the limits specified and all property thereof, not actually employed in the field, and allowed by the regulations governing the same will be turned over to him immediately.

            IV. Major Pearce is charged with the duty of making adequate provision in each department over which he is placed, for all Confeder4ate troops which now are or may hereafter be within the limits specified in paragraph one (1) of this order. For this purpose he is authorized to make contracts, make purchases, appoint purchasing agents, establish depots and take all other steps that may be necessary, subject to approval by the Major General commanding. No other officer or person, within said limits, will after this date be authorized to contract any debt for either of said departments. Major Pearce will report directly to the proper Chief of department or these Head Quarters.

            V. Until otherwise ordered Major Pearce will be Post Commander at Fort Smith and Van Buren.  Martial law is hereby declared over said cities and the country within five (5) miles of the same.

            VI. Major Pearce is vested with powers to impress all articles necessary for either of the departments over which he is placed, when reasonable prices are refused therefore.

            VII. Geo. A. Gallagher is appointed Major of Cavalry in the P.A.C.S. to take rank from June 10th, 1862. He will continue to discharge the duties of Judge Advocate of the District.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                            R. C. Newton

                                                                               A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Tans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arkansas June 23, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 18         }

            I. Martial Law is hereby declared in the town of Monroe, Louisiana, and within a distance of five miles around that place, and R. W. Richardson is appointed Provost Marshal for all that part of Louisiana, including north of Red River. He will establish tariffs of prices, from time to time, and execute the orders issued from these Head Quarters, within the district of country assigned him. Col. Danley, Chief Provost Marshal, will forward Mr. Richardson specific instructions as he may deem them proper and needful, and Mr. Richardson will report to him from time to time as required.

            II. W. J. Q. Baker is appointed Commissary, with the rank of Major in P. A. C. S., and will repot to the Chief Commissary of the District for instructions.

            III. Commanders of troops in North Louisiana, whether such troops were raised in that region or not, will move as soon as practicable to a suitable point in Arkansas, at or near Moro Landing on Ouachita River, and there go into camps of instructions, reporting their arrival by courier to these head Quarters.  Before moving, each commanding officer will detail from each unarmed company of his command, one reliable officer, and a suitable number of men to procure by purchase if possible, or impressments if necessary at fair and reasonable prices arms, ammunition and accoutrements for the company. In every case proper receipts will be given for articles so procured, which must be approved by the commanding officer of the regiment or battalion, and a memorandum retained if the contents of each receipt, and a full and detailed report of such purchases made to these Head Quarters, which must likewise receive the approval of such commanding officer.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                             R. C. Newton

                                                                                    A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., June 24, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 19         }

            I. Capt. Geo. D. Alexander is hereby announced as Major of  Ordnance & artillery.

            II. Major Geo. D. Alexander is hereby assigned to duty as General superintendent of all the government manufactories at or near Arkadelphia, Camden and that region of the State.  He will enter upon the discharge of his duties at once and infuse the greatest possible life and energy into his department.  He is authorized to make contracts in the name of the government, subject to the approval of the Major General commanding.  He is further authorized to employ soldiers in his department applying to their commanding officer for details. He may assign a conscript to special duty in his department, where he finds such conscript who has no properly appointed commanding officer, and report same to these Head Quarters.

            III. F. P. Leavenworth is hereby detailed on special duty in the Ordnance Department and will report to Major Alexander, General Superintendent, for duty.

            IV. Capt. A. S. Cabell, A. Q. M., C. S. A. will act in capacity of A. Q. M., A. A. C. S. and acting Ordnance officer at Paris, Texas. To furnish with transportation and supplies, troops raised under orders from these Head Quarters, and armed infantry and artillery intended for service in this district and actually on the march whether raised under such orders or not.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Major Genl. Hindman

                                                                              R. C. Newton

                                                                                    A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., June 25, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 20         }

            I. The county of Bradley in the State of Arkansas, is added to the “Ouachita District”, to the command of which, Brig. Genl. Roane has been assigned.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                        R. C. Newton

                                                                             A. A. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., June 26, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 21         }

            I. Capt Thomas Rector, A. C. S., is relieved of duty in this district and will report himself in arrest to the commissary General at Richmond.  He will turn over to Major C. P. King commissary & etc. all public funds and other public property of whatever nature, in his hands, and Major King, will receive and receipt to him therefore.

            II. For the defense of our Indian allies against federal enemies, as well as against marauders and vagrants from annoying our own white population, Col. J. J. Clarkson is hereby assigned to the command of all forces that now are or may hereafter be within the limits of the Cherokee, Creek or Seminole country, until otherwise ordered by Brig. Genl. Pike, commanding the Department of the Indian Territory, who is now marching in that direction, and to whom Col. Clarkson will report, upon his arrival in the Cherokee Country.  In the interview, Col. Clarkson will take the most vigorous and decided measures for accomplishing the objects above specified.  For this purpose, he is unauthorized to apply to and receive from major N. B. Pearce, Commissary and acting Quarter Master and ordnance officer at For Smith, all Supplies necessary for his command, in either of the departments over which that officer is placed, and his proper requisitions, approved by himself in the absence of Brig. Genl. Pike will be duly filled.

            III. Col. Clarkson is authorized and directed to increase his present battalion to a full regiment of mounted men, for which purpose he will receive as volunteers, men within the ages of conscription either in Missouri or the Indian Country and will enforce in the promptest manner the provisions of the “Conscript Act,” against all white men, not citizens at the Indian Country who may be subject to the prisoners of said act, within the limits of his command. If deemed necessary by him, he may n the same manner and within the same limits, raise one additional regiment if mounted men.  He will recommend, through Brig. Genl. Pike, the necessary Field and Staff officers, who will act under his appointment in the meantime.

            IV. Officers, soldiers, and citizens guilty of offences against the Confederate States, or the Indian government, or guilty of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline, will be arrested by Col. Clarkson, tried, summarily before a military commission of three officers to be appointed by him, and punished as such commission may recommend, except that when the punishment of death is recommended, the infliction thereof will be delayed until arrival of Brig. Genl. Pike, to whom full power in the premises is given.

            V. The orders heretofore given, for Col. Clarkson to report to Col. Carroll is hereby revoked.

                                                            By Command of Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                            R. C. Newton, A. A. Genl.

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                                                            Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                 Little Rock, Arks., June 27, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 22         }

                        I. The command of Brig. Genl. McBride shall be known as the “District of North Arkansas,” and shall include all that part of the state of Arkansas between the White and Black Rivers and a double tier of counties in Missouri contiguous thereto.

                        II. The command of Col. Dandridge McRae, shall be know as the “District of Middle Arkansas” and shall include all that part of the state of Arkansas between the Arkansas and White Rivers, east of the west boundary lines of Conway, Van Buren, Searcy and Monroe counties.

                        III. Genl. McBride and Col. McRae shall each retain such companies as he now actually has with him within raised in his District or not, but in future companies raised in the District after the one or the other, will report to their proper District commander and from part of his command.

                        IV. Martial Law is hereby declared in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

                        V. T. P. Hotchkiss is appointed Provost Marshall of Caddo Parish, and will report to  R. W. Richardson, Provost Marshal of North Louisiana, for full  instructions.

                        VI. The removal of cotton in Brig. Genl. Roane’s and Col. H. S. Grinstead’s District is hereby suspended until further orders. These officers will see that no cotton falls into the hands of the enemy. The collection of arrives in the above named Districts will be stopped, except as ordered by Brig. Genl. Roane and Col. Grinstead.

                                                            By Command of

                                                            Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                R. C. Newton

                                                                        A. A. Genl.

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                                                            Head Quarters Trans District

                                                                 Little Rock, Arks., June 30, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 23         }

                        I. Lieut. Pharr is authorized to hire or, if necessary, to impress all negro hands needed by him, to carry on the Powder Mill now in course of construction at or near Arkadelphia, giving over proper receipts for each negro and allowing just compensation for his services: and Major Geo. D. Alexander is authorized to obtain negro hands in same manner for the salt works at same place.

                                                            By command of

                                                            Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                R. C. Newton

                                                                        A. A. Genl.

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                                                            Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                 Little Rock, Ark., July 6th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 24         }

                        I. Brigadier General James S. Raines is authorized to raise a brigade of Missourians, not to exceed five thousand men, for the Confederate service for the war, to be mustered in as Infantry, but to be mounted for the present, and allowed, in a addition to their pay, as Infantry forage for their horses. They will be mustered by Genl. Raines or such officers as he may appoint for the purpose, and the muster rolls will shall that they are not to be moved across the Mississippi river, except into the enemy’s country.  Genl. Raines will command the same as a Brigadier General in the Provisional army of the Confederate States, subject to the confirmations of the Secretary of War. He will establish his Head Quarter’s at some suitable point in Missouri, reporting the same here as soon as selected, and in no case will his command move into the Indian country, but remain in Missouri unless driven into Arkansas by the enemy, or ordered there by the Major General commanding.  The Brigade herein authorized will comprise the regiments of Colonels Cockrell and Cravens and such others as may be in that section of Missouri not otherwise specially attached by orders from these Head Quarters. One of the regiments that authorized to be raised by Genl. Raines will be retained as Cavalry, and the most suitable for the purpose will hereafter be selected by the Major General commanding.  General Raines will be authorized to purchase or when absolutely necessary to impress arms, ammunition, accoutrements, subsistence and forage, but such purchases and impressments will in every case be made through his Quarter Master, Commissary and Ordnance officer, each for the articles belonging to his Departments and duplicate receipts for each article so purchased or impressed will be given by the officer making the purchase or impressments, approved by Genl. Raines, and each of the officers name will be required to keep a memorandum of the contents of each receipt given, and make a report each month to these Head Quarters of all purchases and impressments made, which reports must likewise receive General Raines approval.  In no case will impressments be allowed to work unnecessary hardships to individuals, or deprive private families of articles absolutely necessary for their health, comfort or every form, and the perpetration of wanton outrages will be punished with death. Gen. Raines will make report to these Head Quarters at least once each week.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                           Maj. H. Ewing

                                                                                    Asst. Adjt. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock Ark., July 7, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 25         }

                        I. With the approval of the Provost marshal General, and division Provost Marshal may remove his office to any place more convenient to the office of the former.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Ark., July 10th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 26         }

                                    The extreme scarcity of forage renders it an impossibility to maintain a large mounted force, without causing distress, if not actual starvation among the troops and the poorer people of the country.  Therefore, all commanders of companies, and regiments of mounted men, now en-route to these Head Quarters from southern Arkansas and Texas are required upon seeing this order to dismount their men before proceeding further, send the horses with suitable details home, and move forward as Infantry.  This order applies to those commands which have been heretofore formally accepted as well as to others. The imperative necessity of the case, admits of no exceptions whatever and it is hoped that a proper degree of patriotism will ensure a ready obedience.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj Genl. Hindman

                                                                           Maj. H. Ewing

                                                                                    Asst. Adjt. Genl.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 10th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 27         }

                        I. Brig. Genl. John S. Roane’s District is hereby extended over all the portions of Louisiana north of Red River.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 11th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 28         }

                        I. Major Hunter is authorized to collect and reorganize his former regiment of Missouri State Guard, authorized to be raised by Genl. Price, and raise it by recruits to a full regiment and muster the same into the Confederate States service for the war as Infantry.  He is authorized to subsist arm and equip his men in Missouri by purchase, giving duplicate receipts in proper form, allowing  reasonable prices for all articles purchased.

            If any of the men are now in any Confederate regiment, this order will not be so construed to detach them, without the consent of their present commander. Major Hunter will report to these Head Quarters by courier at least once a month.

                        II. Col. A. W. Jones is authorized to collect and reorganize his former regiment of Missouri State Guards, authorized to be raised by Genl. Price, under date of 14th August 1861, and raise it, by recruits, to a full regiment and muster the same into the Confederate States Service for the war as Infantry.  He is authorized to subsist, arm and equip his men in Missouri by purchase, giving duplicate receipts in proper form, allowing reasonable prices for all articles purchased.  If any of the men are now in any Confederate regiment this order will not be so construed to detach them without the consent of their present commander. Col. Jones will make report, by courier, to these Head Quarters at least once a month.

                        III. The following companies, now rendezvoused at Camden Arks., are incorporated into and will form one regiment of Infantry, in the service of the Confederate States, for three years or the War, to wit:

            1  - Captain Arnold’s company               (A)

            2  - Captain Davison’s company             (B)

            3. - Captain Radford’s company             ( C )

            4. - Captain Overstreet’s company         (D)

            5. - Captain William’s company              (E)

            6. - Captain Speele’s company               (F)

            7. - Captain Witchell’s company             (G)

            8. - Captain Flint’s company                   (H)

            9. - Captain Ervin’s company                 (I)

            10.- Captain Langford’s company           (K)

            The following field and staff officers are appointed for such regiment.

            H. S. Grinstead                         Colonel

            H. W. McWilliam                      Lieut. Colonel

            W. S. Crenshaw                                    Major

            John W. Faust                           Asst. Qtr. Master

            W. Y. Chester                          Asst. Commissary Subsistence

            A. M. Barnes                            Adjt. With rank of Lieut.

            These officers will enter at once will on the discharge of their duties and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                            Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                Little Rock, Arks., July 17, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                No. 29          }

                        I. Capt. Jno. G. Reed and 1st Lieutenant Marcus S. Wilcox, having reported here for duty are assigned as Captain and 1st Lieutenant of artillery, and will report at once to Col. Chas. A. Carroll, commanding N. W. Arks., taking with them the four Iron pieces to be turned over by Capt. Pratt, with what equipment belongs to them, and fifty rounds ammunition.

                        II. Capt. Shelby or the commanding officer of Shelby Infantry company will proceed with his company with Capt. Jno. G. Reed to Fort Smith, carrying the four iron pieces of Reed’s Battery.  Upon arriving at Dardanelle he will wait for the wagon train of Col. Hawpe’s Texas regiment, if it has not arrived and will escort it, as well as the battery to Fort Smith.

                        III. Capt. Pratt, commanding artillery company, will turn over to Capt. Reed, when called for the four iron pieces complete and fifty rounds ammunition, now in his possession’s and will receive from Capt. Daniels and Capt. Woodruff two guns each of their respective batteries, which will be turned over to him upon application.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj Genl. Hindman

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                                                            Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                 Little Rock, Arks., July 18th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 30         }

                        I. W. A. See is appointed 1st Lieutenant of Infantry in the P. A. C. S. and will report to Brig. Genl. Roane for duty.

                        II. Dr. E. H. Roane is appointed Surgeon in P. A. C. S. and will report to Brig. Genl. Roane for duty.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                        Chief of Staff

 

                                                                       

                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks. July 19, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 31         }

                        I. Major W. H. King and Capt. W.R. Buford of Ochiltree’s Texas Regiment will proceed without delay to Tupelo, Miss., and such other places as may be necessary to procure arms, ammunition and accoutrements for Ochiltree’s and other regiments now enroute for this place fro Texas.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                       

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 20, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 32         }

                        I. Maj. N. B. Pearce is hereby relieved of duty in the Ordnance Department at Fort Smith, and Capt Fred Sear assigned to duty in his stead and will report to Maj. Jno b. Lockman, Chief of Ordnance for instructions.

                        II. J. H. Black, is hereby appointed 1st Lieut of Infantry in the P. A. C. S. and is assigned to duty as aide-de-Camp to the Major General Commanding.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. Distrct

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 21, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 33         }

                        I. Surgeon C. O. Curtman and Asst. Surgeon A. Gullett, Chemists, will proceed at once to Arkadelphia and take charge of the manufacture of chemicals for the Ordnance and Medical Departments. The articles of the Ordnance Department will be subject to the orders of Maj. J. B. Lockman, Chief of Ordnance, and the articles of the Medical Department will be subject to the orders of the Medical purveyor and medical director.

                        II. On account of Physical disability and at his own request, Brig. Genl. Albert Pike is relieved of the commands of his department of the Indian Territory, and will report here in person at as early a day as practicable. Col. Douglass H. Cooper, is assigned to the command of the Department of the Indian Territory until further orders.

            Transcriber Note: Across Paragraph II was written “This order was transferred to the Trans Miss District General Order Book #30, Para I & II”

                        III. Surgeon J. S. White will proceed immediately to Memphis Tenn., under flag of truce for the purpose of bringing the families of James B. Johnson, (dec’d) late Col. In C. S. Army. Surgeon J. M. Keller, Medical Director, and his own family to this place.  He will be furnished an escort of ten men, by Col. Parsons, commanding at Brownsville.

                                                                        By command  

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 23rd, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 34         }

                        I. W. S. Murphy having filed his bond in the Chief Quarters Master’s office is hereby appointed Asst. Quartermaster of Col. T. C. Hape’s regiment with the rank of Captain, to take rank from the 29th June 1862.

                        II. W. K. Masten having field his bond in the Chief Commissary’s office is hereby appointed ass’t Commissary of subsistence of Col. T. C. Hawpe’s Regiment with the rank of Captain, to take Rank from date.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                        Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 24, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 35         }

                        I. Col. Ben. T. Dauley, Provost Marshal General in the district, is authorized to have hired and if necessary impressed in the counties in the State of Arkansas bordering on the Miss. River, five hundred negro men for the public service. These Negroes, as they are obtained, will be reported to Maj. Jno. H. Crump, Chief Quarter Master.

                        II. Capt. Joseph O. Shelby is authorized to raise a regiment or battalion of mounted men in the State of Missouri for the Confederate service for the war with authority also to recruit Missourians in North Arkansas and Missouri.  He is authorized to subsist his command and to arm and equip it and procure the necessary transportation by purchase giving duplicate receipts in proper from for all articles purchased.

            Capt. Shelby is authorized to effect arrangements with the Federal Commander in his section of country for the exchange of prisoners.  He will take necessary steps to arrest and punish traitors whom he may find in the country which he operates.

                                                                        By Command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                           

                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, arks., July 25th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 36         }

                        I. Surgeon C. V. Measor, P.A.C.S. will report without delay to Major General Ear Van Dorn, commanding at Vicksburg Mississippi for duty.

                        II. Major D. H. Crump will turn over to Lieut. J. E. Sherwood, seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) to defray the expenses incurred in conveying home horses of Col. Sweet’s Regt. Tex. Vol.’s.

                        III. Col. J. H. Burnett will halt his regiment and Battalion attached, at Saline River, and dismount them, if he has not already done so, and send the horses back home in charge of suitable details. Col. Burnett’s Commissary and Quarter Master are authorized to purchase subsistence and forage for their command, giving duplicate receipts in proper forms, for all articles purchased.

            Col. Burnett will camp at Saline River until further orders.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 24, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 37         }

                        I. Capt. S. H. Calhoun is hereby assigned to duty as assist. Quarter Master in the Tale. S.  and will report to Col. Chas. A. Carroll, to be assigned to a regiment.  He will immediately execute his bond and send it here.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                           R. C. Newton

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 28th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 38.

                        I. Col. William Kearney is authorized to muster and inspect the troops of Genl. Raines command and all corps raised or being raised in Missouri and will report upon all inspections their condition & etc. promptly to these Head Quarters, Col. Kearney will make such arrangements with commanding officers as will enable him to establish a weekly communication, by courier, with these Head Quarters.

                        II. Co. R. R. Garland will at once establish a camp of instruction at a suitable point on the Saline River, put his own regiment there and take command of and camp at same place all new infantry regiments from Texas, which may be marching to this place.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 29, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 39

                        I. Col. W. O. Coleman will report at once with his command to Brig. Gen. McBride at Batesville, Arks., and obey his orders.

                        II. Maj. McMurtry, Q. M. in the M. S. G. is authorized to turn over to Maj. W. J. Q. Baker the funds in his hands, belonging to the State of Missouri, provided Maj. Baker needs them to purchase transportation for use of Commissary Dep’t and Maj. Baker will execute proper receipts therefore.

                        III. Ma. Geo. D. Alexander, Ordnance and artillery, is hereby granted leae of absence for twenty (20) days on account of ill-health, at the expiration of which time he will resume his duties if able - to date from August 4th, 1862.

                        IV. F. P. Leavenworth is hereby appointed Captain of ordnance and artillery in the P.A.C.S. to take rank from August 1st, 1862.

                        V. Col.’s Tracey, Hawthorne, Lawther, and Thompson now raising troops in the State of Missouri and all other officers heretofore authorized to raise troops in that state - except Gen. McBride and those authorized to raise troops in his district - will report to Brig. Genl. Raines for duty.

            General Raines will assume full command of the above named troops.  He is authorized to dismount and convert them into infantry, and any officer failing to obey his orders in this respect will be dismissed from the service or his authority revoked upon an order from Genl. Raines to that effect.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District,

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., July 30th, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 40         }

                        I. Maj. John H. Crump, Chief Quarter Master, being absent under orders, Capt. Jno. D. Adams is hereby assigned to duty as act’g Chief Quarter Master, during Crump’s absence and will be obeyed as such.

                        II. The Battalion attached to Co. Burnett’s regiment is hereby detached and will constitute a separate command under Maj. R. S. Gould.

                        III. Col. Burnett will turn over to Maj. Gould’s Quarter Master such funds as he may have reserved upon estimates of requisitions for the benefit of the battalion.

                        IV. Maj. Gould will report with his Battalion to Col. R. R. Garland, at his camp on Saline River.

                        V. Col. J. H. Burnett, will report to Col. R. R. Garland, at his camp on Saline River for duty forthwith.

                        VI. Major Jno. McMerty and James Atkisson Esqr., are hereby appointed agents of the Confederate States and will proceed into the Republic of Mexico and consummate, if practicable, arrangements for the transportation into Texas, and the movement from there to here of arms and other ordnance stores, clothing and other articles valuable to the army, which will be paid for in Cotton, to be delivered by the Major General commanding on the Rio Grande at such point or points and within such times as may be agreed on.

                        VII. Captain W. R. Shannon, who has been detailed to proceed to Texas to obtain recruits for “Nelson’s Regiment of Texas Infantry” will call upon the proper officers, Confederate or State, for three hundred conscripts to fill up the regiment to the proper standard: and for all necessary transportation, subsistence and other sores for them.

                        VIII. The requisitions for subsistence for Steam Boat “St. Francis No. 3” were filled by Capt. Geo. S. Morrison, late Post commissary at Little Rock, under direction of the Major General Commanding, the boat being in the Government service - and the accounts of Capt. Morrison for provisions furnished said boat upon such requisitions will be approved.                                              IX. Capt. James Johnson of Col. Clarkson’s late command is hereby ordered in arrest for disobeying lawful orders of his superior officer, Col. D. H. Cooper. His company will be reported to Brig. Gen. Raines, who will incorporate it with his command as he may think best.

                        X. Col. D. H. Cooper, as soon as the good of the service will allow, will order the remainder of Col. Clarkson’s force to report to Maj. Genl. Raines, which will be incorporated by him, with is command as he may think best.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                                    Little Rock, Arks., July 31st, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 41         }

                        I. The provisions of General Order’s No. 18, from these Head Quarters, and of all other orders touching the Provost Marshal’s Department as far as they are applicable, are hereby extended over the Indian Territory.

                        II. Peter Folsom is hereby appointed Major of Infantry in the P.A.C.S. and assigned to duty as Provost Marshal of Division No. 5 consisting of the Indian Territory.  He will have his office at Scullyville, Choctaw nation.  Col. Ben F. Dauley, Provost Marshal General, will give Major Folsom necessary instructions.

                        III. The Provost Marshal General and all Division Provost Marshals will cause cotton throughout the district to be distributed to necessary persons in Arkansas and the Indian Territory, for home manufacture, at a rate not exceeding then pounds to each member of family.  They will use county provost Marshal’s and Captains of Independent Companies for the purpose and employ the greatest energy in the work, so as to supply the destitute in time to enable them to make clothing for themselves and their friends and relations in the army.  Distributing agents will take receipts in all cases and report to the proper Division Provost Marshal and he to the Provost Marshal General - Col. Dauley, Provost Marshal General, will give Division Provost Marshal’s necessary instructions to carry out this order.

                        IV. All accounts of expenses incurred by enrolling officers throughout the state of Arkansas, while in the actual discharge of their duties, will be forwarded to the Provost marshal General made out in proper form and when all the accounts shall have been received they will be duly examined and considered by the Provost Marshal General and upon his recommendation will be approved at these Head Quarters, and paid.  The Provost Marshal General will get a complete list of all the conscripts yet at home in each county and of all persons who are exempt, and enter all in alphabetical order in a book.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 1st, 1862

            Special Orders }

                 No. 42         }

                        I. Captain S. W. Brown, will report immediately to Brig. Genl. J. H. McBride, at his Head Quarters at or near Batesville, to organize and command a company of artillery for service with his brigade.  Genl. McBride will, if he finds I necessary, make details from his infantry to form such a company of one hundred and twenty men.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 2nd, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 43         }

                        I. Leave of absence is hereby granted Captain W. W. Johnson for thirty (30) days for the benefit of his health.

                        II. Capt. W. C. Adams is hereby appointed Lieut. Col., and Capt. Milton D. Baker, Major of the Battalion composed of the companies of

                        Capt. Robt. R. Henry

                        Capt. Joshua Warner

                        Capt. Jos. C. Wyatt

                        Capt. M. D. Baber

                        Capt. M. Beshoar

                        Capt. Alfred Gay

                        Capt. John R. Wells

                        III. Lieut Col. Adams will at once assign to duty fit persons for Asst. Quarter Master and Asst. Commissary, with approval of Brig. Genl. McBride.  Such persons appointed to immediately execute their bonds and send same to the proper Heads of Departments.  Such appointments to be approved at these Head Quarters.

                        IV. Lieut. Col. Adams will immediately dismount his command and march to the encampment of Brig. Genl. McBride at Batesville, Arks. Under whose orders he is placed. Col. Adams command will be increased to a regiment as rapidly as possible.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., August 4th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 44         }

                        I. W. s. Davis is authorized to enlist as many as one hundred men in Newton, Madison, Carroll and Marion counties or either, and organize them into a company for carrying on and managing the Salt Petre works in Newton County, and for such other works as the chief of Ordnance may direct.  Mr. Davis is authorized to obtain for this company by purchase, or if necessary by impressments arms, equipment and subsistence, and to report directly to Col. J. W. Dunnington, Chief of Ordnance.

            The men composing this company while with actual working of mines will be allowed (.40cents) per day extra pay.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                              Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 5th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 45         }

                        I. Brig. Genl. McBride will seize all nails, shoe thread, leather, axes, picks, spades and iron in his district for sale, and have them moved here as soon as practicable.

                        II. Col. Emmett MacDonald is authorized to raid in Missouri a regiment of cavalry, for the service of the Confederate States, for the term during the war, each company to consist of Seventy-six (76) men, and four commissioned officers, who will be elected by the men. Lieut. Col. And Major will be assigned to duty by Col. McDonald and reported to these Head Quarters for confirmation.

            Assistant Quarter Master, Asst. Commissary of subsistence, Surgeon and Asst. Surgeon will be assigned to duty and reported in like manner. A lieutenant will be assigned to duty as Adjutant and another Lieutenant as Ordnance officer.

            Upon Col. McDonalds order, in writing, his asst Quarter Master, Asst Commissary of subsistence, and Ordnance officer, respectively, will be authorized and empowered to purchase at fair pieces, or, if necessary to impress, arms, ammunition, forage and subsistence with full equipment for the command.  In every case of purchase or impressments duplicate certificates, in proper form will be given, upon each of which the written approval of Col. MacDonald must be endorsed, and the officer giving the same will keep a correct memorandum of the contents thereof.

            Where the regiment shall be full and the asst. Quarter Master and asst. Commissary of subsistence assigned to duty, they will each give bond in $20,000, with two good securities, and one of them, bringing the bonds of both, will come in person to these Head Quarters, with estimates in blank for funds for each.  Col. MacDonald will report directly to these Head Quarters, and will not be under the command in any respect of any other officer until otherwise ordered.

            III.  The provisions of the several orders organizing and regulating the Provost Marshal’s Department are hereby applied to, and extended over the state of Missouri.

            Col. Emmett MacDonald is hereby appointed Provost marshal of Division No. six (6), consisting of the state of Missouri.  He will have his office of such place as may be designated by the Provost Marshal General to whom he will report for detailed instructions.

            IV. John S. Hope is hereby appointed Purchasing agent of the Confederate States, with full power and authority to purchase, for the use of the Confederate forces, in this District, material for winter clothing (uniform for regiments) for 25,000 men for six months, camp and garrison equipage and medicines and medical stores for the same number of men, for the same time, and ordnance and ordnance stores in the largest quantity possible, at reasonable rates, all things considered, and to be delivered at points where the same can be taken into possession by officers to be detailed for that purpose by the major General Commanding.

            At his discretion, he mat contract to pay for the articles purchased when delivered as above, or he may borrow money at a rate of interest not to exceed ten per centum per annum, and pay for such articles therewith, and the faith of the Confederate States is hereby pledged to the prompt and honest payment of all debts that may be contracted by him as aforesaid.

            V. Dr. Drake McDonald is hereby appointed purchasing agent of the Confederate States, with full power and authority to purchase, for the use of the Confederate forces in this district, material for winter clothing (uniform for regiments) for 25,000 men for six months, camp and garrison equipage and medicines and medical stores for the same number of men for the same time, and ordnance and ordnance stores in the largest quantity possible, at reasonable rates, all things conserved, and to be delivered at points where the same can be taken into possession by officers to be detailed for that purpose by the Major General Commanding.

            At his discretion, he may contract to pay for the articles purchased when delivered as above, or he may borrow money at a rate of interest not to exceed ten per centum per annum and pay for such articles therewith, and the faith of the Confederate States is hereby pledged to the prompt and honest payment of all debts that may be contracted by him as aforesaid.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 6, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 46         }

                        I. Pursuant to paragraph II General Orders No. 20, from these Head Quarters, the authority to raise equip, maintain and command troops in the State of Missouri, heretofore conferred on G. W. Thompson, T. C. Tracey, C. H. Hawthorne, W. Servis, Lawther, and Hunter is hereby withdrawn, their authority revoked and the men under them; if any, directed to report to Genl. Raines.

            All persons are hereby notified that debts contracted by, or under authority of the above named persons, after this date, will not be paid by the Confederate States.

            In any of the above named persons shall persist in claiming or exercising any military authority, Genl. Raines will cause them to be arrested and sent to these Head Quarters.

            II.  John M. S. Fain of Capt. Mavnieu’s Co., Col. Danell’s Regiment is granted leave of absence for ninety (90) days to work at the shoe business with Joel Fain near Tyler Texas, to whom he will report with the least possible delay.  He will report to his company for duty at the expiration of said time at Camp Crystal Hill or wherever else it may be, or he will be considered a deserter.

            III. The regulations adopted by Special Orders No. 52 for the government of Camp Crystal Hill, are hereby adapted for the government of Brig. Genl. McBride’s camp, except wherein they may be locally inapplicable.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans. Miss. District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., August 7th, 1862

            Special Orders )

                 No. 47         }

            I. Col. Geo. P. foster is authorized to purchase or impress arms, not in the hands of men in the Confederate service in Yell County and send them to this place to be turned over to the Chief of Ordnance.

            The Sheriff of said county is authorized to render him any assistance for the speedy execution of this order.

            II. Capt. N. Clark will at once report to Capt. Read, Comd’g artillery at Fort Smith, to be assigned to duty as a Lieutenant of his company if he has not yet his full number of Lieutenants.

            III. Col. J. B. Clark, Jr. P. A. C. S. will report at once to Brig. Genl. Rains, who will assign him to the command of an infantry regiment of his command, of such companies not yet formed into a regiment as he may hae, and add the thereto enough to make a regiment.

            Lt. Col. W. B. Cory, and G. Elgin will report to Col. Clark for duty.

            IV. S. M. Bissel will proceed without delay to the east side of the Mississippi river for the purpose of procuring Ordnance stores for this department. He will report to Col. J. W. Dunnington, Chief of Ordnance, who will give him full instructions as to the articles needed, what quantity to procure & etc. he is authorized to call on Confederate and Post Commanders for transportation necessary and is authorized to impress transportation, if necessary for this purpose.

            V. W. H. Field is hereby authorized to procure arms by purchase or by impressments if necessary, in the counties of Perry, Yell and send them to this place to be turned over to the Chief of Ordnance. He will in all cases of purchase, give duplicate receipts in proper form and allowing reasonable prices for all arms purchased.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                       

                                                                                    Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 8th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 48         }

                        I. The six companies of Cavalry commanded by Col. A. Neill and the four companies of cavalry commanded by Walter P. Lane, are hereby accepted as Cavalry and organized into a regiment with W. P. Lane as Colonel and A. Neill as Lieut Colonel. Col. Lane will recommend a suitable person for major for confirmation at these Head Quarters. After the regiment is organized it will immediately move to the Indian Territory, and there report to Col. Douglas H. Cooper, for duty.

                        II. A. D. Donovan is hereby appointed Major Quarter Master in the P.A.C.S. to take rank from the 1st inst and will report to Maj. J. H. Crump, Chief Quarter Master for instructions.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                             Chief of Staff

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans Miss District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., August 10, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 49.        }

                        I. Col. D. H. Cooper, in addition to his present command will at once assume command of Col. C. A. Carroll’s forces, and will take the most effective measure practicable for putting north west Arkansas and the Indian Country in a complete state of defence, moving at once to the north of the mountains if deemed practicable.

            Brig. Genl. Raines, commanding Missouri troops will cooperate with Col. Cooper.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

 

                                                                                    Chief of Staff.

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                                                                        Head Quarters Trans. Mississippi District

                                                                             Little Rock, Arks., Aug. 17th, 1862

            Special Orders  }

                 No. 50         }

            I. Paragraph I, Special Order 40, directing Col. D. H. Cooper to report Clarkson’s Battalion to Brig. Genl. Rains is hereby revoked and Lieut. Colonel Buster, commanding the Battalion, will remain under the command of Col. D. H. Cooper, commanding Indian Territory and N. W. Arkansas.

            II. Lt. Col. Buster will at once take the most energetic steps to increase the Battalion to a regiment, and Col. Cooper will recommend suitable personnel for field and staff offices of said regiment when organized, which will be approved at these Head Quarters. Lieut. Colonel Buster will report through Col. Cooper his organization to these Head Quarters.

                                                                        By command of

                                                                        Maj. Genl. Hindman

                                                                                                           

                                                                                    Chief of staff   

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