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June 24.

Earl Van Dorn, rebel General, at Jackson, Miss., issued an order assuming the command over the “Department of Louisiana,” and recommending “that all persons living within eight miles of the Mississippi River remove their families and servants to the interior, as it was the intention to defend the Department to the last extremity.”

President Lincoln visited West-Point, New York.--Captain Jocknick of the Third New York cavalry, made a successful reconnaissance from Washington, N. C., to Tranter's Creek.--(Doc. 140.)

Major-General J. C. Hindman, of the rebel army issued a proclamation to the people of Arkansas, calling upon them to assist him in preventing General Curtis from joining the Union fleet on the Mississippi.

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