on the way,to reach you, unless you have information which indicates the necessity of immediate movement. The train now on the way to join you will not be returned to this post, but will remain with your division until further orders. Please have the animals as well cared for as possible.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
MILWAUKEE, WIS., February 27, 1863-12 m.
Major- General HALLECK, General-in Chief:
Will you please answer my letter in relation to disposing of condemned and other prisoners in Minnesota! Unless disposed of by sending out of State, large force will be required to guard and protect them from the citizens, and that force is absolutely needed for spring campaign. General Sibley writes my ungently on the subject, and no time should be lost, as military operations will be delayed.
Washington, February 28, 1863.
Major- General POPE, Milwaukee, Wis.:
Your letter in regard to Indian prisoners has been submitted for the action of the Cabinet. No answer has yet been returned. I cannot yet answer in regard to the Nebraska cavalry.
H. W. HALLECK,
Abstract from return of the Department of the Missouri, Major General Samuel R. Curtis commanding, for the month of February, 1863; headquarters Saint Louis, Mo.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate
Department staff 15 ..... 15
Saint Louis District, 427 7,589 10,999
Eugene A. Carr
Rolla District, Colonel 156 2,941 4,642
John M. Glover
Southwestern District 150 2,245 3,267
of Missouri, Brigadier
Egbert B. Brown [Colonel
Army of Southwestern 372 8,474 10,507
Missouri [Army of the
General John M.
Central District of 80 1,523 2,181
General Ben. Loan.
Northeastern District 26 635 953
of Missouri, Brigadier
General Thomas J.
District of Kansas, 85 1,449 2,207
James G. Blunt
District of Colorado, 63 1,198 1,719
Colonel John M.
Alton,ill. Colonel 27 313 523
Army of Southeastern 346 6,439 8,656
General John W.
District of 90 2,480 3,250
Colonel William .
District of Nebraska, 26 296 634
Total. 1,863 35 582 49,553
Pieces of artillery.
Command Aggregate Aggregate Heavy. Field.
Department 16 16 ...... ......
Saint Louis 14,399 13,440 ....... ......
Rolla District, 5,393 5,294 4 2
Southwestern 4,301 4,301 ....... ......
Egbert B. Brown
Army of 14,903 15,379 ...... 22
Central 2,760 3,082 ....... 9
Northeastern 1,020 1,027 ...... 2
District of 2,546 2,546 7 10
District of 2,050 2,058 ...... 9
Alton,ill. 568 1,154 ....... ......
Army of 12,551 12,551 ....... 16
District of 4,949 5,109 ....... ......
District of 705 705 ....... .......
Total. 66,161 66,662 11 70