War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0446 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.

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I deem it my duty, however, to say to you, general, in all frankness and kindness, that remarks made by you, both at Sedalia and in this city (if I am correctly informed), about our defenseless condition and the probility that the enemy would take this city, have led to unfair and harsh comments by those who did not know. I say this merely to put you on your guard in future.

I hope to see you well enough for duty soon. Our reorganization goes on slowly, but we will effect it in time.

Yours, truly,

H. W. HALLECK.

ORDERS,

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL.

Numbers 14.

Saint Louis, December 18, 1861.

Captain GEORGE E. LEIGHTON,

Provost-Marshal, Saint Louis:

SIR: In obedience to General Orders, Numbers 24, of the commanding general of this department, you are directed to notify in person or by writing the persons specified in the inclosed list that they are required to pay to you the sums placed opposite their several names; in default of which, you will, at the expiration of the time specified in said order Numbers 24, proceed to levy on all property held by them or their agents until such claims shall be satisfied. All money so collected shall be duly receipted for by you and an account of same rendered at this office.

Yours, truly,

BERNAND G. FARRAR,

Provost-Marshal-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, December 19, 1861.

Brigadier General B. M. PRENTISS, Chillicothe, Mo.:

You will move with your forces upon Brunswick, Keytesville, and Glasgow till you open communication with troops sent from Jefferson City; also if necessary to clean out the rebels completely, throw a force in direction of Huntsville. Troops from Jefferson City return to that place or cross at Booneville or any convenient point on the river, and proceed to General Pope's camp near Otterville.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo., December 19, 1861.

Major-General HALLECK:

I can move with 800 infantry, 200 cavalry, one battery, four field pieces, and if more is needed, can take 300 infantry from Colonel Tindall, who is 3 miles from here.

B. M. PRENTISS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 19, 1861.

Brigadier General T. J. McKEAN, Jefferson City, Mo.:

As soon as expedition has carried out orders it will cross at Boone-