Doc. 22.-the Trans-Mississippi District.
Major-General Van Dorn's order.
General orders — no 1.
Trans-Mississippi District Department, headquarters, little rock, Ark., Jan. 29, 1862.1. The undersigned, by order of the President, assumes command of the Trans-Mississippi District, which comprises the States of Missouri and Arkansas, except that portion of them lying between the St. Francis and Mississippi rivers, as far north as Scott County, Missouri; the State of Louisiana as far south as Red River, and the Indian Territory west of Arkansas. Headquarters, until otherwise directed, at Pocahontas, Arkansas. Commanders of troops in the service of the Confederate States, within this district, will at once make a report of the strength and condition of their commands, accompanied with a written report in full of everything relating to the supplying of the troops — their wants, their arms and equipments; their clothing, ammunition, and, in a word, of everything that might be considered useful to be known at headquarters. 2. All officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers, belonging to the troops of this district, now on furlough, are hereby ordered to return immediately to their regiments. The sick alone are excepted. It is hoped that this order will be considered a sufficient guarantee that there is a necessity for the immediate services of every soldier in the district, and that those to whom it relates will respond with cheerfulness and alacrity to it. 3. The following officers arc announced as staff officers at headquarters: Major W. L. Cabell, Chief of Quartermaster Department. Major A. M. Haskell, Inspector General. Major R. W. Keyworth, Chief of Subsistence Department. Capt. W. N. K. Beall, Assistant Adj. General. Surgeon J. D. Gaenslan, Medical Director. First Lieut. Clement Sullivan, Aid-de-Camp. Communications relating to business in any of the staff departments, will be addressed to the chief in the departments to which they refer.
Earl Van Dorn, Major-General