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thence to this place by another road, I did not have the pleasure of Todd's intended interview. Colonel Ford has been quite unwell for several days.

JAS. TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General, &c.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 186.

Saint Louis, July 7, 1864.

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13. One hundred and thirty-fifth and One hundred and forty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry (100-days' men) are hereby relieved from duty in this department, and will be sent with as little delay as possible to Chicago, Ill., to report for duty to the commanding officer Camp Douglas.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., July 7, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel S. H. MELCHER:

No news; only 3 soldiers killed on the 4th and 2 others wounded. Colonel Burris is out on a scout; not expected back for some days.

M. W. McCRACKEN,

Captain and Commissary of Subsistence.

HERMANN, July 7, 1864.

General EWING:

I have reliable information of twenty mounted guerrillas on Loutre Island. Am going over there.

W. T. HUNTER,

Captain, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAINT LOUIS,

Saint Louis, July 7, 1864.

Go across the river whenever you see fit for military operations.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

SEDALIA, MO., July 7, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report my arrival at this place. I intend to visit Jefferson City to-morrow.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.