HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., August 24, 1863.
The orders of the War Department give the provost-marshal-general of this department, acting under instructions from the commissary-general of prisoners, control of all military prisons in the department and of all prisoners confined therein.
All provost-marshals, prison commanders, and other officers having charge of military prisons, or the custody of prisoners, will observe and obey such instructions as they may receive from the provost-marshal-general.
By command of Major-General Schofield:
C. W. MARSH,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST,
Milwaukee, Wis., August 24, 1863.
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II. The First Military District of this department will hereafter be known as the District of Dakota.
III. The following counties of the State of Iowa are detached from the District of Iowa and annexed to the District of Dakota, viz: Calhoun, Sac, Ida, Woodburry, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Palo Alto, Clay, O'Brien, Sioux, Buncombe, Osceola, Dickinson, and Emmett.
By command of Major-General Pope:
J. F. MELINE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
LEAVENWORTH, August 24, 1863.
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Just returned from Lawrence. City in ashes. One hundred and twenty-eight peaceable citizens now known to be murdered. Enemy increasing. Hordes of the men from Price's and Pemberton's commands are upon our border. Must have more troops. Either the Kansas regiments should be ordered to defend this State or authority should be given me to raise two new regiments for home protection. Will you at once order enough to meet our wants? Will write in detail to-day.
Governor of Kansas.
HDQRS. 3rd BRIGADE, 3rd DIVISION, 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Helena, Ark., August 25, 1863.
Major General FRED. STEELE,
SIR: I am ordered by Major-General Hurlbut to report to you from this place, and to join you with my command at Claredon as soon as possible. I am now awaiting the arrival of one of my regiments, when I shall take up my march at once. I shall probably be able to move to-morrow. My brigade consists of the Sixty-second Illinois, Forty-ninth Illinois, Fiftieth Indiana, and Twenty-seventh Iowa Regiments of infantry, and Battery A, Third Illinois Artillery, making an aggregate