Head Quarters Trans Miss District
Little Rock Arks
Aug 1st 1862.
General [Thomas C.] Hindman directs me to say to you that he has a battery of four guns, now being equipped, which he intends for your command, and will send as soon as ready to be moved. - Capt brown, the bearer of this, is to command the battery. - It will be necessary for you to provide him, with men, which you will do by detailing them from the different companies of infantry you have with you. - By the time the company is thus made up, and organized, it is hoped the guns will be readiness to be shipped. Of this, due notice will be given you. -
R.C. Newton A.A. Genl
Brig Genl [James H.] McBride Comdg &c Batesville [Arkansas]