War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0664 OPERATIONS IN ARK., IND. T., AND MO. Chapter VIII.

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suggest that you do not keep on hand more than two or three months' supplies.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. EMORY,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Cavalry.

A copy of this [above] letter is respectfully submitted, as it contains the only departure from the orders of the General-in-Chief I have thought proper to make under the discretionary powers left me.

W. H. EMORY,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 10, 1861.

Major N. C. MACRAE, Third Infantry,

Commanding Jefferson Barracks, Mo.:

SIR: Instead of proceeding to Saint Louis Arsenal, as directed in the communication I had the honor to address to you, under date of yesterday, the department commander directs that Captain Totten's company (F), Second Artillery, take post at the arsenal magazine, on the Jefferson Barracks reservation, to guard the public property stored there. It is understood that there are sufficient quarter at the magazine for the accommodation of the company; but, if not, tents must be used to the extent that may be necessary.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 10, 1861.

Byt. Major P. V. HAGNER, U. S. Army,

Commanding Saint Louis Arsenal, Mo.:

SIR: I am directed by the commanding general to say that, upon the information furnished by Lieutenant Wright, his instructions of yesterday's date, ordering that the ordnance supplies stored in the Jefferson Barracks may again be brought within the arsenal limits, are so far modified as to require that the fixed ammunition only be transferred to the arsenal.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 10, 1861.

Colonel D. S. MILES, Second Infantry, Fort Kearney, Nebr.:

You will proceed with the headquarters and two companies of your regiment to take post at Fort Leavenworth without delay.

By order of Brigadier-General Harney:

F. C. ARMSTRONG,

Lieutenant, Second Dragoons, Aide-de-Camp.