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the matter was fully explained in German and English. All officers, soldiers, and citizens should inculcate quiet obedience to duty, and any person or persons engaged in circulating petitions to be mustered out, or threats of mutiny, in the Second Artillery or any other troops not United States Reserve Corps, will be arrested and punished by a military commission.

By command of Major-General Curtis:

H. Z. CURTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE FRONTIER,

Cane Hill, Ark., November 30, 1862, via Elkhorn, December 2, 1862.

Lieutenant H. G. LORING,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Marmaduke continued this flight all night after the battle of the 28th, and is now in Van Buren. General Hindman was expected to re-enforce him at this place on the evening of that day. Prisoners, of whom I captured 25, state that Marmaduke's force was 11,000. They were compelled to abandon two pieces of artillery, disabled by my batteries. A number of their officers were killed, among them a Lieutenant-Colonel Monroe, of a Texas [Arkansas] regiment, and a Captain Martin, of an Arkansas [Missouri] regiment. They will not advance this side of the mountains except with little army whip 25,000 of such chivalry. An officer who came inside of our lines under a flag of truce, after night terminated the fighting, acknowledged that they were badly whipped and worse chased. Lieutenant Johnson, Sixth Kansas, dangerously wounded, may possibly recover.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Abstract from return of the Department of the Missouri, Major General Samuel R. Curtis commanding, for the month of November, 1862; headquarters Saint Louis, Mo.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men. Aggregat Aggrega

. e te

present. present

and

absent.

District of Saint 318 7.568 10.727 12.054

Louis, Mo.

District of Rolla, Mo. 184 3.921 5.575 6.999

Southwestern District 153 2.522 3.913 4.761

of Missouri.

Army of the Frontier:

First Division. 251 5.390 6.676 8.442

Second Division. 128 3.043 3.767 5.008

Third Division. 205 4.158 5.038 6.387

Central District of 105 2.051 2.834 3.718

Missouri.

Northeastern District 132 2.821 3.385 4.045

of Missouri.

District of Kansas. 84 1.191 2.245 2.902

District of Colorado. 10 230 407 495

District of Nebraska. 26 357 705 807

Alton, Ill. 22 325 493 545

District of Eastern

Arkansas (Helena):

Infantry. 578 11.034 14.597 16.999

Cavalry. 182 3.126 4.962 6.278

Artillery. 17 502 615 806

Grand total. 2.395 48.536 65.939 80.246

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Heavy. Field. Aggregate

present

and

absent

and

monthly

return.

District of Saint Louis, ... ... 8.734

Mo.

District of Rolla, Mo. 4 2 6.149

Southwestern District of ... ... 4.721

Missouri.

Army of the Frontier:

First Division. ... 28 8.649

Second Division. ... 8 5.008

Third Division. ... 12 6.387

Central District of ... ... 4.009

Missouri.

Northeastern District of ... 4 4.431

Missouri.

District of Kansas. ... 2 1.791

District of Colorado. ... 2 754

District of Nebraska. ... ... 803

Alton, Ill. ... ... 560

District of Eastern

Arkansas (Helena):

Infantry. ... ... 16.999

Cavalry. ... 4 6.278

Artillery. ... 38 806

Grand total. 4 100 76.079