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ice. His requisitions are now pending in the departments, and your immediate attention to the subject is requested.

Yours, truly,


Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, September 23, 1862.

Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding District of Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:

GENERAL: Yours of the 16th instant, announcing the arrival at Springfield, Mo., of many Texas refugees who profess themselves anxious to enter the service of the United States, has been received. If regiment of Texas troops can be raised the officers will be commissioned by the President. If not, they must be untied with troops of Missouri or Arkansas, and organized under the Governors of those States.

Very respectfully, yours,


Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS DIVISION, September 23, 1862,-4 p. m.


Commanding, Springfield:

I learn form Boyd that McBride, with his force, 8 miles this side of Pocahontas, is still stationery.



HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, ARMY OF KANSAS, Sarcoxie, Mo., September 23, 1862.

Brigadier General E. B. BROWN,

Commanding Troops at Mount Vernon:

GENERAL: Information has been received that Colonel Ritchie was repulsed by 1,500 of Cooper's men about 12 miles west of Carthage, and that Colonel Cloud, who had arrived about one-half previous, had left Carthage immediately to join him. All of this on last Saturday. A scouting party sent to Newtonia reports that the forces of the enemy left there this morning for Buffalo Creek. Colonel Weer's command will go in camp to-morrow 5 miles west of this point.

I have the honor to be, general, your most obedient servant,



HUDSON, MO., September 23, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel C. W. MARSH,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

Have every reason to believe that all the guerilla bands of North Missouri are gathering toward the river with the intention of trying to get across. Porter is reported in Callaway, and all their movements indicate intention of going in direction of Saline or arrow Rock Cross-