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and prevent their crossing by the seizure of passing boats or otherwise. Colonel Tyler will report in person at these headquarters for verbal instructions.

One section of Captain Backof's battery, with one howitzer and one gun, under the command of a lieutenant, will report to Colonel Tyler, with ammunition, supplies, &c., as per instructions to Colonel Gray, on board the gunboat John Warner, at 5 o'clock p.m. this day.

By order of Brigadier-General Schofield:

C. W. MARSH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NORTHEAST DIVISION, Numbers 1.

In the Field, Hannibal, August 7, 1862.

I. The undersigned hereby assumes command of the Division of Northeast Missouri, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 70, Headquarters District of Missouri.

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LEWIS MERRILL,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DIVISION, Numbers 1.

Saint Louis, Mo., August 7, 1862.

Agreeably to Special Orders, Numbers 70, the undersigned assumes command of the Saint Louis Division of this State.

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J. W. DAVIDSON,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 8, 1862.

Major-General CURTIS, Cairo, Ill.:

It is decided that no land expedition will be moved on Vicksburg at present. The fortification of Helena is approved. You can obtain guns at Bird's Point, Columbus, or Fort Pillow. Use the negroes for that purpose, so far as you can advantageously.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 8, 1862.

General TOTTEN, Jefferson City, Mo.:

Major Montgomery routed a part of Coffee's force in northern part of Dade County yesterday. He is hot after the remainder, and will continue as long as they are in the State.

Inform your troops, so that they can co-operate.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 8, 1862.

General TOTTEN, Jefferson City, Mo.:

General Brown now informs me that he has information that Coffee