War of the Rebellion: Serial 019 Page 0368 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXV.

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Abstract from Return of the Army of the Southwest, Major General Samuel R. Curtis commanding, for month of April, 1862.

Present for duty.

Commands. Offic Men. Aggregat Aggrega

ers. e te

present. present

and

absent.

In the field:* 478 11,467 13,147 17,301

Infantry.............

Cavalry.............. 285 5,213 6,434 7,626

Artillery (five batteries) 37 1,003 1,113 1,334

Total. 800 17,683 20,694 26,261

Garrisons: 32 836 1,069 1,368

Cassville, Mo...........

Forsyth, Mo............. 17 280 320 488

Lebanon, Mo............. 11 151 208 272

Rolla, Mo............... 13 211 255 311

Springfield, Mo......... 56 995 1,256 1,346

Grand total.............. 929 20,156 23,802 30,046

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* Brigade organizations not indicated on original return.

+ Number of guns not stated on original return.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, May 1, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn:

I am pressed by the Missouri members of Congress to give General Schofield independent command in Missouri. They insist that for want of this their local troubles gradually grow works. I have forborne so far, fear of interfering with and embarrassing your operations. Please answer, telling me whether anything, and what, I can do for them without injuriously interfering with you.

A. LINCOLN.

PITTSBURG LANDING, May 1, 1862.

To the PRESIDENT:

General Schofield has entire command of the Missouri Militia in the United States service, and of the volunteers in two-thirds of the State. He has been informed that his district will comprise the entire State as soon as Major-General Curtis moves south. This is more than his rank entitles him to. If he is intriguing for more he is not honest. I would rather resign than to have him given an independent command in my department. I have yielded much to the importunities of his friends, but their ask still more.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GEN 'S OFFICE, Numbers 50. Washington, May 2, 1862.

The Department of Kansas is hereby restored as described in General Orders, Numbers 97, of 1861, as follows: To include the State of Kansas,