War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0307 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

SAINT LOUIS, MO., June 2, 1863.

Major-General HERRON, Rolla:

I am about to send six regiments of infantry and three batteries to Vicksburg. It is your privilege to command them, if you so desire. Please answer immediately.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., June 2, 1863.

Major-General HERRON, Rolla:

Send to Saint Louis, by rail, as soon as possible, the Twentieth Wisconsin, Ninety-fourth Illinois, and the Nineteenth Iowa. They will bring only three teams to each regiment, and no tents except for officers. Other tents and teams will be turned over to the quartermaster at Rolla. Let the regimental quartermaster make requisitions for shelter tents in Saint Louis. Brigadier-General Orme will go in command of the brigade if he so desires.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., June 3, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL R. CURTIS:

GENERAL: Your communication of December 27 ultimo, to Lieutenant-General Holmes, has been forwarded to me.

The position you have taken on the subject of the murder of ten citizens of Missouri, by the order of General McNeil, U. S. Army, is not recognized by me. The subject is referred to Richmond for the consideration of the President.

I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 3, 1863-4.10 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis, Mo.:

General Banks reports that the rebel force on the Arkansas River has been drawn down to Shreveport, La., where they are to be joined by a Texas force, to operate in Louisiana. General Carleton reports evidence of Indian hostilities in Western Kansas and the western frontier of Missouri. This should be looked to, as the New Mexico trains will be exposed.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 3, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis, Mo.:

The Secretary of War authorizes the issue of clothing, camp and garrison equipage to militia in active service under your command, and to