May 16th, met the enemy at Chalk Bluff, on White river, and resisted the crossing, causing the Fedrc.
I then ordered the Maurepas gunboat up White river to capture or destroy the supplies collecte Confederate cavalry and citizens.
Reaching Clarendon, 25 miles below Devall's Bluff, he landed a oward Jacksonport, intending there to cross White river, get in Curtis' front and dispute the passaank of White river and crossing the Cache at Clarendon.
To oppose the march along White river a guWhite river a gunboat was improvised by Captain Dunnington by lining the steamer Tom Sugg with cotton bales and mouered impossible, should he move against me. White river was falling rapidly; the gunboats and transmand of troops at Pine Bluff, was ordered to Clarendon.
Cols. J. S. Marmaduke and A. Nelson were ades of Flournoy and his own—was to report at Clarendon to General Roane. Colonel Garland was directions at suitable points on the Arkansas and White rivers. Colonel Dawson's regiment, Lieutenant-Colo