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CHAP. XXV.] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.
out my plans. If I remain under your command, I beg you to leave, as
General Van Dorn promised he would do, this country to my entire
control. You have a field wide en ugh without it, and I hope, general,
you will pardon me for saying tha giving orders at a distance, you are
more likely to do harm than good. If you can send me back my guns
and help me to get ammunition, I can take care of the rest. Even if I
were left here with no troops but the Indians, I should be reluctant to
resign, but it would be wiser and better fob me to do so if the singular
course adopted by General Van Dorn in stripping me of supplies, with-
out notice or apology, were to be continued. It was a contemptuous
indignity to me, personally, and, I think, equally unwarranted by law
I am, very respectfully and truly, yours,
Brigadier-General, Corndg. Department of Indian Territory.
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF INDIAN TERRITORY,
No. -. Fort McCulloch, June 8, 1862.
I. In pursuance of orders this day received from Maj. Gen. T. C.
'Hindman, commanding the Trans-Mississippi District, Colonel Daw-
son's infantry regiment, and the two companies attached to it, will
march, as soon as possible, to Little Rock, and report to the major-gen-
eral commanding. Colonel Dawson will take with him subsistence for
thirty days, and reach Little Rock in that time after his departure. He
will take 100 rounds of ammunition per man for 500 men,* which ammu-
nition will be transported in wagons, and not one cartridge will be used
on the journey. He will recall all his men absent on furlough and offi-
cers absent on leave, and order them to join him at Little Rock by the
time of his arrival there.
II. Capt. William E. Woodruff, jr., will march, as soon as possible,
with one six-gun battery and 120 men, with 150 rounds of ammunition
to each gun, if so much can possibly be transported. He will also take
subsistence for thirty days, and report to Major-General Hindman at
the end of that time.
By order of brigadier-general commanding:
O. F. RUSSELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN TERRITORY,
Fort McCulloch, June 9, 1862.
GENERAL: Iforward to your chief of staff, by private hand, a return
of the troops in this division,t as far as reports have been received from
the different commands, as all the stationery and most of the blanks
procured for this command in Richmond were stopped on the way some-
where, and appropriated by some one unknown, including much of the
private property of the brigadier-general commanding. The Indian regi-
ments have for the most part no paper on which to make reports or re-
turns. What little stationery we have has been picked up in Texas,
and we are printing our own blanks.
*NOTE ON ORIGINAL.-The amount of ammunition to be taken changed, by sub-
sequent order, to 100 rounds for each mnan marching with the command.-A. P.
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