War of the Rebellion: Serial 019 Page 0526 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXV.

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good to give the provost-marshal-general at Saint Louis authority both sides of the Mississippi River.*

JOHN WOOD,

Quartermaster-General Illinois,

For Governor YATES,

Of Illinois.

FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.

J. SAMUEL HOLMES.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 1, 1862-4.25 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK, Commander-in-Chief:

There seems no doubt that the enemy in force is about entering Missouri near Forsyth. General Brown has withdrawn his troops from Cassville and is concentrating at Springfield. I am informed General Curtis is still at Helena, waiting for boats to take him up the Arkansas River. The rebels are rising all over Missouri, and will give me quite as much as I can attend to, without having to meet an invasion from Kansas.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 1, 1862-4.30 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

The captured arms require repairs and are not now fit for issue. There are 29,000 Prussian altered muskets not required for general issue. Can I have 10,000 of them? I need arms at once.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

SPRINGFIELD, August 1, 1862.

Brigadier General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis:

Report from Cassville of a force of the enemy of over 1,000 men on James Fork of White River last night. Some of the men were recognized as belonging to Rains' and Coffee's command. A camp of our troops, about 100 men, detachment of Fourteenth Missouri State Militia, at Ozark, was attacked at 1 o'clock this morning. The enemy was repulsed; we had 2 men wounded. I have re-enforced Ozark. The infantry has returned from Hartville. An order left last night for part of the cavalry and the section of artillery to move to this post.

The counter-movement from Hartville was not made too soon.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

SPRINGFIELD, August 1, 1862.

Brigadier General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis:

I have ordered Cassville to be abandoned and a concentration of

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*See Halleck to Schofield, August 2, p. 527.

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