War of the Rebellion: Serial 003 Page 0384 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter X.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GENERAL 'S OFFICE, No. 30. Washington, June 6, 1861.

I. The State of Missouri is added to the Military Department of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and portions of Western Pennsylvania and Virginia. Major-General McClellan will extend his command accordingly.

II. The headquarters of the Department of the West are removed from Saint Louis to Fort Leavenworth, Kans.

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By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 11, 1861.

General LYON:

You are authorized to enlist in the service of the United States such loyal citizens of the State of Missouri as you think proper, who shall not receive pay except when called into active service by this Department. Five thousand additional stand of arms have been ordered to be forwarded to you for distribution among them. The disbursing officers in Missouri are instructed to discriminate in their purchases against persons disaffected to the Government.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

SAINT LOUIS, June 13, 1861.

General L. THOMAS:

Telegraph lines have been destroyed near Jefferson City by party from there, thus cutting off all direct communication with the West. The governor has caused the Gasconade Bridge to be burned. Telegraph lines from Quincy east, but none between those places.

N. LYON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, June 17, 1861.

Brigadier-General SWEENY:

DEAR SIR: I incloses you dispatch from Colonel Brown, which he sent me this morning. We should have tents enough to keep our guns dry, at least, and utensils for cooking for the men. It is impossible to march any great distance without. Our men are in fine spirits and anxious for duty. There is a memorandum on the back of the dispatch of the items needed. Colonel Sigel moved on this morning.

Very respectfully, yours,

S. B. SHAW,

Major Fourth Regiment U. S. Reserve Corps.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. FOURTH REG'T U. S. R. C., AT ROLLA.

Brigadier General T. W. SWEENY,

Commanding U. S. Reserve Corps:

SIR: I have to report that, in obedience to orders, I marched with ten companies of my regiment (825 men and officers), leaving Saint Louis