The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 48, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc. Page: 692
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LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.
SPECIAL ORDERS, i HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,
No. 28. Little Rock, Ark., January 31, 1865.
II. The following regiments will proceed without delay to Little
Rock, Ark., and be reported on arrival to the commanding officer of
the post for duty: Eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry, Fifty-seventh U. S.
Colored Infantry. The quartermaster's department will furnish the
III. The One hundred and twenty-sixth Illinois Infantry Volunteers,
now at Pine Bluff, will proceed without delay to mouth of White River,
Ark., and be reported on arrival to Brigadier-General McGinnis, com-
manding, for duty. All officers and men now detached from the regi-
ment at Pine Bluff will accompany it. The quartermaster's department
will furnish the necessary transportation.
IV. The Second Brigade of the Cavalry Division, Seventh Army
Corps, as organized in Special Orders, No. 22, paragraph 8, current
series, from these headquarters, will be assembled without delay at
Little Rock and reported to Brig. Gen. J. R. West, commanding divis-
ion. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation if
V. The following regiments of the Seventh Army Corps will proceed
without delay to New Orleans, La., and be reported on arrival to head-
quarters Military Division of West Mississippi, viz: Twenty-ninth Iowa
Infantry Volunteers, Thirty-third Iowa Infantry Volunteers, Twenty-
seventh Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, Twenty-eighth Wisconsin
Infantry Volunteers, Fiftieth Indiana Infantry Volunteers, Seventy-
seventh Ohio Infantry Volunteers. The quartermaster's department
will furnish transportation. All means of transportation in regiments
will be turned over to the acting quartermaster of the corps.
VI. Second Lieut. William A. Deuel, Company B, Twelfth Michigan
Infantry Volunteers, is hereby detailed as ambulance officer of the
First Brigade of Second Division, Seventh Army Corps, and will report
to brigade headquarters without delay.
By command of Maj. Gen. J. J. Reynolds:
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,
AND U. S. FORCES AT DEVALL'S BLUFF, ARK.,
January 31, 1865.
Assistant Special Agent, Treasury Department, Helena:
SIR: Mr. M. M. Yeakle, a gentleman who has operated, I believe, to
some extent in this region, desires me to express to you my willingness
to protect, so far as is consistent with existing orders and the means at
hand, the interests of those who undertake the cultivation of deserted
plantations in this neighborhood. In a recent communication upon
this subject addressed to Major-General Reynolds, commanding Depart-
ment of Arkansas, I announced it as my construction of existing
orders that [we] were not authorized to use any portion of the army in
protecting particular plantations the benefit of which accrue to private
parties, but that within the lines of occupation, and where an addi-
tional tax to the Government is made, it is plainly our duty to encour-
age the cultivation of deserted plantations. In Monroe County, which
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 48, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc., book, 1896; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139842/m1/708/?q=fifty-seventh: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.