War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0466 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 26, 1861.

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

If Merrill's Horse can be crossed over, send it to Columbia to operate against the bridge-burners.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 26, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel J. HUNDHAUSEN, Hermann, Mo.:

A small force should be sent to New Haven to guard the ferry-boats and prevent the enemy from crossing over. General Schofield will be at Danville to-night with a large force.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, December 26, 1861.

Brigadier General JOHN POPE, Otterville, Mo.:

Insurrection in northwestern counties very serious. If troops can be crossed over at Booneville, send 400 or 500 horse to Fayette to operate against bridge-burners.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

OTTERVILLE, December 26, 1861.

Major-General HALLECK:

Four hundred and fifty cavalry march to Booneville to-day, with orders to scour the country from Booneville and Glasgow to Sturgeon and Renick; to disarm everybody, and arrest all suspicious persons.

JNO. POPE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 26, 1861.

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

If possible send word by messenger to the commanding officer at Fulton not to move towards Concord before to-morrow morning.

H. W. HALLECK.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 26, 1861.

Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD, Warrenton, Mo.:

A cavalry force has been ordered to Columbia and another to Fayette, but it is not known yet whether they can cross at Pooneville and Jef-