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HEADQUARTERS,

Saint Louis, December 31, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

Jeff. Thompson, overestimated, does not advance. New Madrid re-occupied. Will arrest officer who abandoned it against my orders. Will try to keep every points safe. General Blunt destroyed four rebel steamers and much property at Van Buren, bringing away all he could transport. He falls back for supplies.

SAML. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., December 31, 1862.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

I have stopped all assessments of Enrolled Militia. Please order by telegraph the suspension of all assessments by United States officers. Great distress is produced.

H. R. GAMBLE,

Governor of Missouri.

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

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

District of Saint 272 5,319 7,645

Louis, Mo.

District of Rolla, Mo. 169 3,446 5,232

District of 126 1,813 3,122

Southwestern Missouri.

Army of the Frontier:

Staff. 11 ... 11

First Division, 260 6,113 6,767

Colonel William Weer.

Second Division, 99 2,440 3,155

Colonel D. Huston,

jr.

Third Division, 127 2,718 3,642

Brigadier General F.

J. Herron.

Elkhorn Tavern, Ark. 25 431 528

Fayetteville, Ark. 53 782 1,138

Central District of 109 1,827 2,482

Missouri.

District of 72 1,542 1,847

Northeastern Missouri.

District of Kansas. 80 1,349 2,051

District of Colorado. 34 935 1,169

District of nebraska. 26 296 634

Alton, Ill. 21 328 586

Fort Pillow, Tenn. 21 385 539

District of Eastern

Arkansas:

Staff. 8 ... 8

Second Division. 304 5,859 7,480

Cavalry Division. 195 3,147 4,747

Army of Southeastern

Missouri:

Staff. 8 ... 8

First Division. 117 2,245 2,755

Second Division. 127 2,627 3,654

Grand total. 2,264 43,602 59,162

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy. Field. Aggregat

present e

and present

absent. and

absent.

last

monthly

return.

District of Saint 8,768 ... ... 10,236

Louis, Mo.

District of Rolla, 6,197 4 4 6,532

Mo.

District of 3,947 ... ... 4,059

Southwestern

Missouri.

Army of the Frontier:

Staff. 11 ... ... 13

First Division, 9,333 ... ... 8,429

Colonel William

Weer.

Second Division, 4,178 ... 8 3,897

Colonel D. Huston,

jr.

Third Division, 5,815 ... 12 5,832

Brigadier General

F. J. Herron.

Elkhorn Tavern, Ark. 596 ... ... ...

Fayetteville, Ark. 1,824 ... 4 1,726

Central District of 3,089 ... 17 3,004

Missouri.

District of 2,049 ... 2 2,047

Northeastern

Missouri.

District of Kansas. 2,463 7 10 2,376

District of Colorado. 1,424 ... 4 1,108

District of nebraska. 705 ... ... 705

Alton, Ill. 586 ... ... 589

Fort Pillow, Tenn. 581 ... ... 530

District of Eastern

Arkansas:

Staff. 8 ... ... 8

Second Division. 8,535 ... 22 8,533

Cavalry Division. 6,100 ... 12 6,238

Army of Southeastern

Missouri:

Staff. 8 ... ... 8

First Division. 3,604 ... .... 3,460

Second Division. 5,234 ... ... 5,255

Grand total. 75,082 11 95 74,594