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CAMP CAMERON, July 2, 1861.


DEAR COLONEL: Please forward to Washington the inclosed return, or incorporate it in a department return to be sent there. Also, it would be well to make a report to the Adjutant-General of movements of troops in the State.

Yours, very truly,




HEADQUARTERS MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS, No.- Camp Cameron, Mo., July 2, 1861.

The following troops, under command of Brigadier General N. Lyon, will take up the line of march for the South at 7 a.m. to-morrow, viz:

Offic Men.


Brigadier-general and staff 4 ---

Company B, Second Infantry --- 61

Light Company F, Second Artillery 1 60

Recruits, U. S. Army 1 134

First Regiment Missouri Volunteers 29 866

Two companies Second Regiment Missouri 6 205


Pioneer detachment 1 46

Artillery 1 13

First Regiment Iowa Volunteers 34 892

Total 77 2,277

Aggregate --- 2,354

The following troops will remain for the present at this place:

Offic Men.


Second Regiment Missouri Volunteers, four 10 381


Seventh Regiment Missouri Volunteers, four 13 349


Fifth Regiment, Reserve Corps, eight 30 558


Total 53 1,288

Left behind sick 44 1,332

The troops which take the field under General Lyon will be joined by a force of 2,200 regulars and Kansas volunteers, under command of Major Sturgis, U. S. Army, at Osceola, Mo. The united command will then proceed towards Springfield, Mo.

Colonel Chester Harding, adjutant-general Missouri volunteers, will forward to Springfield the commissary supplies necessary for this command, in addition to that already in the field in that portion of the State. Colonel Harding is also charged with the duty of forwarding supplies for the troops that remain at this and other points on the river.

Special Orders, No. 1, dated June 29, 1861, from these headquarters, are so far modified as to authorize Colonel John D. Stevenson to retain at this post or at Jefferson City such companies of the Second Regiment as may wish to remain in the service for three years, but not necessarily in the regiment to which they now belong. Such companies will be reorganized at once and incorporated into regiments.

By order of General Lyon:


Acting Adjutant-General.