War of the Rebellion: Serial 019 Page 0522 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXV.

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necessity, however perplexing and unusual the circumstances may have been.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Your most obedient servant,

F. SALOMON,

Colonel, Commanding Indian Expedition.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., July 30, 1862-11.30 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK, Commander-in-Chief:

Captain Winslow, quartermaster, has just arrived from General Curtis. The general only now wants eight or nine ferry and other small boats to cross and use in keeping the river open. The expense will not be one-third the first requisition. The general writes very urgently, and says it is of obvious necessity.

L. B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 30, 1862.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS, Saint Louis, Mo.:

I understand that gunboats cannot go up either the Arkansas or White Rivers. Under these circumstances it seems to me that General Curtis should not expose his supplies in river steamers. Consult with him and give him all the assistance he requires after knowing that he can have no convoys.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 30, 1862.

General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis, Mo.:

Colonel Callender is authorized to issue such captured arms as he can spare to the militia called into service. I think they should be subsisted by requisitions on rebel sympathizers and the seizure of property of rebels in arms.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS CENTRAL DIVISION OF MISSOURI,

Jefferson City, July 30, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel C. W. MARSH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis, Mo.:

COLONEL: I telegraphed the general this afternoon, urgently desiring authority for receiving at once one hundred companies of militia into the United States service, and I now beg leave to submit a few reasons why this course should be pursued.

General Orders, Numbers 19, aroused not only the loyal militia of this division, but also, and particularly, the rebels and guerrillas. Subsequent