War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0503 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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the circumstances around you being your guide; but one restriction must be insisted on, and that is this, that these Indians must not return to the north side of the Missouri River under penalty of their lives. Whilst circumstances may render it judicious that they be permitted to remain in peace on the south side of the river, their own crimes have closed for ever Dakota or Minnesota to their reoccupation. The peace of the whole border, and particularly the security of the frontier settlements of Minnesota and Iowa, depend upon a vigorous campaign on your part until the cold weather drives you from the plains.

Your presence on the Upper Missouri in time to have co-operated with General Sibley would probably have ended Indian troubles, by destroying or capturing the whole body of Indians which fought General Sibley, but your failure to be in proper position at the proper time, however unavoidable, renders it necessary that you should prosecute with all vigor and dispatch the campaign I have marked out for you.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 91.

Saint Louis, August 31, 1863.

Asst. Surg. Peter V. Schenck, U. S. Army, is assigned to duty as assistant medical director of this department.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

C. W. MARCH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

Department staff (Saint 15 ... 15

Louis, Mo.).

District of Saint Louis,

Brigadier General

William K. Strong:

Staff (Saint Louis, Mo.). 13 ... 14

Post of Saint Louis, 44 605 1,342

Colonel Robert R.

Livingston.

Benton Barracks, Colonel 43 1,749 2,234

Benjamin L. E. Bonneville.

De Soto, Mo., Colonel 20 480 556

John F. Tyler.

Franklin, Mo., Captain 5 116 140

Charles A. Meyer.

Total District of Saint 125 2,950 4,286

Louis.

District of Southeastern

Missouri, Brigadier

General Clinton B. Fisk:

Staff (Pilot Knob, Mo.). 3 ... 3

Cape Girardeau, Colonel 45 1,280 1,642

John B. Rogers.

Pilot Knob, Colonel 34 773 1,085

Richard G. Woodson.

Total District of 82 2,053 2,730

Southeastern Missouri.

New Madrid, Colonel 21 375 525

Chester Harding, jr.

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy. Field.

present

and

absent.

Department staff (Saint 15 ... ...

Louis, Mo.).

District of Saint Louis,

Brigadier General

William K. Strong:

Staff (Saint Louis, Mo.). 14 ... ...

Post of Saint Louis, 1,899 32 ...

Colonel Robert R.

Livingston.

Benton Barracks, Colonel 2,557 ... ...

Benjamin L. E. Bonneville.

De Soto, Mo., Colonel 594 ... ...

John F. Tyler.

Franklin, Mo., Captain 152 ... ...

Charles A. Meyer.

Total District of Saint 5,216 32 ...

Louis.

District of Southeastern

Missouri, Brigadier

General Clinton B. Fisk:

Staff (Pilot Knob, Mo.). 3 ... ...

Cape Girardeau, Colonel 1,980 ... 4

John B. Rogers.

Pilot Knob, Colonel 1,291 4 12

Richard G. Woodson.

Total District of 3,274 4 16

Southeastern Missouri.

New Madrid, Colonel 574 .. ...

Chester Harding, jr.