p the Red river March 22d, and on the next day Steele started out from Little Rock toward Arkadelphivements by which the well-equipped army of General Steele was impeded, surrounded, turned and put todo and Antoine creeks to the river, and joined Steele, April 9th, at the crossing of the Little Missmaduke was devoting his exclusive attention to Steele's column.
On March 22d Cabell's brigade mare Bluff and completely routed.—Price's Report. Steele reached Arkadelphia before Cabell and Shelby gy superior numbers, he fell back.
On the 4th, Steele advanced to the crossing of the river with hisgeneral, Rice, in the head.
The rear-guard of Steele's army, protected by cavalry and artillery, dind having ridden sixty miles, passed around to Steele's front on the 14th.
Finding the enemy pressiw out three companies of skirmishers, under Major Steele of Grinsted's regiment, and immediately ord and assumed command of the operations against Steele.
Following is the organization of the Confe