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none at Lebanon, but heard that there were 80 of them there. Rains and Parsons, Price's generals, are farther west of Springfield with their forces.

SEDALIA, MO., November 28, 1861.

Major-General HALLECK:

I have ordered forward Pope's and Turner's divisions to-day but we cannot stay long here. The cold is intense on this naked prairie. We must move forward or back. Will you indicate your wishes?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., November 28, 1861.

Brigadier-General SHERMAN, Sedalia, Mo.:

General Halleck is satisfied, from reports of scouts received here, that no immediately attack on Sedalia is intended. You will therefore return to the city and report your observation on the condition of the troops you have examined. Please telegraph when you will leave.

SCHUYLER HAMILTON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, U. S. Army.

SYRACUSE, November 28, 1861.

Major-General HALLECK:

Major-General HALLECK:

Your dispatch of this date received. General Sherman ordered division from Tipton to this place, and both division were on the march to Sedalia when your dispatch arrived. Do I understand that I am in command of all the forces west to Jefferson City and expected to post them for comfort and convenience at my discretion? First and Second Division now here.

JNO. POPE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, November 28, 1861.

Brigadier General JOHN POPE, Syracuse, Mo.:

General Sherman has been telegraphed to return to this city. I see no necessity for any movements of troops. I wish them left as they were and made as comfortable as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, November 28, 1861.

General JOHN POPE, Syracuse, Mo.:

General Sherman being directed to return to this city, you, being as I understand the ranking officer, will, if these troops be united, be