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River, and crossing the heads of its small tributaries,exists, it would be advisable to follow it. Wagons to be used should be overhauled thoroughly, and horses and mules new and well shod. Nothing should be taken; baggage can be done without. If there is deficiency in supply trains, they can be furnished from this place. A movement on Little Rock will probably cause Marmaduke to fall back from Jacksonport, or Price may abandon that point, unite with Marmaduke,and strike rapidly for Missouri. It is the desire of the General-in-Chief that the country north of the Arkansas be cleared, and our south lines established on that river. I shall see General Schofield at Cairo in a very few days, before you can get ready, and will confer with you as soon thereafter as possible.

Your obedient servant,

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of the Missouri, Major General John M. Schofield commanding, for the month of July 1, 1863; headquarters Saint Louis, Mo.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present

and

absent.

Department staff 14 --- 14 14

(Saint Louis, Mo.)

District of Saint

Louis, Brigadier

General William

K. Strong:

Staff (Saint Louis, 13 --- 13 13

Mo.)

Post of Saint Louis, 69 1,417 2,434 2,948

Colonel Henry

Almstedt

Benton Barracks, 27 1,051 2,641 3,283

Colonel

B. L. E. Bonneville

Victoria, 26 602 665 724

Mo., Colonel John

F. Tyler

Total District of 135 3,070 5,753 6,968

Saint Louis

District of

Southeastern

Missouri, Brigadier

General Clinton

B. Fisk:

Staff (Pilot Knob, 2 --- 2 2

Mo.)

Pilot Knob, Mo., 57 1,045 1,432 1,930

Colonel Robert R.

Livingston

Cape Girardeau, 27 875 1,268 1,831

Colonel John

B. Rogers

New Madrid (reports 33 668 822 1,744

direct to

headquarters)

Patterson, Mo --- --- --- ---

Total District of 119 2,588 3,524 5,537

Southeastern

Missouri

District of Rolla,

Brigadier General

Thomas A. Davies:

Staff (Rolla, Mo.) 8 --- 8 8

Troops at Rolla 19 508 652 830

Troops at other 30 723 977 1,452

points

Total District of 57 1,231 1,637 2,290

Rolla

Cavalry Division,*

Brigadier General

John W. Davidson:

Staff (no station 8 2 10 10

given)

First Brigade, 100 2,122 2,665 3,324

Colonel Lewis

Merrill

Second Brigade, 98 2,076 2,484 2,828

Colonel John

M. Glover

Reserve Brigade, 29 854 995 1,557

Colonel Henry

C. Caldwell

Total Cavalry 235 5,054 6,154 7,719

Division

District of

Southwestern

Missouri, Brigadier

General John

McNeil:

Staff (Springfield, 4 --- 4 5

Mo.)

Springfield (U. S. 28 678 942 1,263

Volunteers), Major

Hugh J. Campbell.

Cassville (U. S. 28 625 859 1,375

Volunteers), Colonel

James M. Johnson.

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy. Field.

last

return.

Department staff (Saint 14 --- ---

Louis, Mo.)

District of Saint

Louis, Brigadier General

William K. Strong:

Staff (Saint Louis, Mo.) 10 --- ---

Post of Saint Louis, Colonel 3,182 32 5

Henry Almstedt

Benton Barracks, Colonel 3,674 --- ---

B. L. E. Bonneville

Victoria, Mo., Colonel John 727 --- ---

F. Tyler

Total District of Saint 7,593 32 5

Louis

District of Southeastern

Missouri, Brigadier General

Clinton B. Fisk:

Staff (Pilot Knob, Mo.) --- --- ---

Pilot Knob, Mo., Colonel 1,907 9 2

Robert R. Livingston

Cape Girardeau, Colonel 1,839 --- 2

John B. Rogers

New Madrid (reports direct 424 --- ---

to headquarters)

Patterson, Mo 813 --- ---

Total District of 4,983 9 4

Southeastern Missouri

District of Rolla, Brigadier

General Thomas A. Davies:

Staff (Rolla, Mo.) 8 --- ---

Troops at Rolla 708 4 11

Troops at other points 1,520 --- 2

Total District of Rolla 2,236 4 13

Cavalry Division,* Brigadier

General John W. Davidson:

Staff (no station given) 10 --- ---

First Brigade, Colonel Lewis 3,445 --- 10

Merrill

Second Brigade, Colonel 2,832 --- 6

John M. Glover

Reserve Brigade, Colonel 1,041 --- ---

Henry C. Caldwell

Total Cavalry Division 7,328 --- 16

District of Southwestern

Missouri, Brigadier General

John McNeil:

Staff (Springfield, Mo.) 3 --- ---

Springfield (U. S. 1,261 --- 14

Volunteers), Major Hugh

J. Campbell.

Cassville (U. S. Volunteers), 1,373 --- ---

Colonel James M. Johnson.

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*Division included in return of Southeastern Missouri last month.

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