War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0506 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SAINT LOUIS, August 1, 1864.

Major-General PLEASONTON:

Your proposed disposition of troops approved. You have seen the call for troops. Colonel Switzler will be recommended for the one in the Central District. Please give aid and character. They will have $100 bounty and be exempt from the draft. Will write.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., August 1, 1864.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

I have just learned unofficially that one-half of the company stationed at Boonville are absent from that station, under orders from your headquarters, and respectfully ask that they be ordered back, in view of the fact that Todd with 150 guerrillas passed twelve miles south of Lexington on the night of the 30th ultimo going toward Boonville.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 1, 1864.

Major-General PLEASONTON,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

I have telegraphed Fisk about the Boonville troops. I know nothing of them. Make all the posts report to you by telegraph daily.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Numbers 162.

Warrensburg, Mo., August 1, 1864.

Colonel John F. Philips, Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia is hereby assigned to and will at once enter upon the duties of post commander (as required in circular, dated headquarters Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, July 17, 1864) at Warrensburg, Mo.

By order of Major-General Pleasonton:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, MO., August 1, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Just reported Todd with 150 men passed twelve miles southeast of here on Friday night last en route for Boonville. This is thought to be reliable.

J. MCFERRAN,

Colonel, Commanding.