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will be felt that the hated foe will desecrate their homes by his presence. This is your reward; but much remains to be done. Strict discipline, prompt obedience to orders, cheerful endurance of privations, will alone insure our independence. R. Taylor, Major-General Commanding. headquarters District Western Louisiana, Mansfield, La., April 13, 1864. General orders, no.-- soldiers: A chief has fallen. A warrior of warriors has gone to his home. On the twelfth instant fell Thomas Greeld, Pleasant Hill, and Blair's Landing, the tree of national independence will grow apace, and soon overshadow the land, so that all may repose in peace under its grateful shade. The memory of our glorious dead is a rich legacy to future generations, and their names will be remembered as the chosen heroes of the chivalric Southern race. The colors of the cavalry corps of this army will be draped for thirty days in memory of their late heroic commander. R. Taylor, Major-General Commanding.