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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
uch States or districts, may volunteer and form part of such companies, so long as such suspension may continue. Provided, That no person shall become a member of said company until he shall have first taken the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States of America, in writing, a copy of which shall be filed with the muster-roll of said company, as above prescribed. Approved October 13th, 1862. [Extract.] Special orders no. 135. Headquarters District of Arkansas, Little Rock, August 18, 1863. * * * * * * * VI.--Thomas E. Courtenay, Esq., is, by direction of the Lieutenant-General commanding the department of trans-Mississippi, authorized to enlist a secret service corps, not exceeding twenty (20) men, to be employed by him, subject to the orders of the district commander. * * * * * * * By command of Major-General Price, Thomas L. Snead, Assistant-Adjutant General. Thomas E. Courtenay, Esq. [form of Appointment.] ----, 1864. In accordance with the above, I he