The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 22, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence. Page: 962
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MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. [CHAP. xXXIV.
those who have promised to protect us. It is a .mistake that the occu-
pation of the Cherokee country by the enemy is of small consequence to
the Choctaw people. If the Cherokee Nation is abandoned to the' enemy,
the Creek country falls the next victim, and in speedy turn your own
Nations will share the same fate. I shall be glad to hear from you on
the subject, and receive any suggestions as to the course most proper
to pursue in the present discouraging state of affairs. I have written a
full statement of the condition of things in the Indian country to the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs and to Lieut. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, and
hope to hear from them in a few weeks.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation.
Note of agreement between E. Kirby Smith, lieutenant-general commanding
Trans-Mississippi Department, and H. Flanagin, Governor of the State
H. Flanagin, with the concurrence of the military board, is to raise
a volunteer force, to be between the ages of forty and fifty years, for
service in the field, to be for the present under his immediate command,
and hereafter to be under the immediate command of such brigadier-
generals as shall be appointed by the State authorities; all to be sub-
ject to the command of generals commanding the department and the
district, or other general officers, according to the Confederate States
General Smith agrees to not interfere with members of the command
who are above forty years of age and subject to the conscription law;
to supply such forces with arms and ammunition, quartermaster's and
commissary stores, and not to remove said forces beyond the limits of
the State except with the consent of the State authorities.
The arms will be furnished as soon as they can be obtained.
E. KIRBY SMITH,
Lieutenant- General, C. S. Army.
RIoHMOND, VA., August 10, 1863.
Col. T. P. DOOKERY:
COLONEL: The Secretary of War orders that you proceed at once to
the Trans-Mississippi Department, report to Lieut. Gen. E. K. Smith,
and receive any further instructions in addition to a modification of
those which that general may give. You will reassemble the scattered
and furloughed troops which have passed west of the Mississippi, of the
brigade recently commanded by you at the surrender of Vicksburg, at
Camden, in Arkansas, or such other point as may be designated by Gen-
eral Smith. On such reassembling, you will take command and proceed
to organize and equip them as soon and as perfectly as may be practi-
cable. You will discriminate between such as before the final departure
from Vicksburg were, by the act or with the complicity of the enemy,
contrary to the terms of the capitulation, transferred to the west bank
of the Mississippi, and those who afterward by straggling or after fur-
Indorsed August 10, 1863.
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