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LEWISBURG, August 16, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Hinkle returned from scout around Quitman last evening. Brought in five prisoners. Reports McCray's army melting away, and his men appearing in the country in small squads and depredating. General West above Red River going toward Batesville.

A. H. RYAN,

Colonel.

LEWISBURG, August 16, 1864. (Received 7.30 p. m.)

Captain C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Rebels are reported to be crossing in small squads at Myrick's Mill, also to be coming in the forks of the Cadron. I shall go for them to-morrow. One flat load of stores has arrived from Carrie Jacobs. Lieutenant Gates in from five days' dismounted scouting, Perry County; nothing new there.

A. H. RYAN,

Colonel.

ALTON, ILL., August 16, 1864.

Colonel GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have telegraphed Governor Yates no available troops. Cairo, Pudacah, and Columbus ought to furnish them. May wait over night to complete the arrangements for the Alton Guards.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 226.

Saint Louis, Mo., August 16, 1864.

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7. Paragraph 1, Special Orders, Numbers 225, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby so modified as to direct Battery M, Second Missouri Light Artillery, to proceed to Springfield, Mo., via Rolla instead of Sedalia. The commanding officer post of Rolla will furnish cavalry escort of thirty-five men for the battery from Rolla to Springfield. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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14. The headquarters of the One hundred and thirty-fifth Illinois Infantry will be removed without delay to this city. Lieutenant Colonel T. H. West, One hundred and thirty-fifth Illinois Infantry, is relieved from duty in the Central District of Missouri, and will repair to this city and assume command of the regiment.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.