War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0592 MO.,ARK.,KANS.,IND.T.,AND DEPT.N.W. Chapter XXXIV.

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this morning. Can you send some cavalry up the Arkansas Valley, to intercept them as they are driven back, and prevent others from crossing?

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General HOLLAND,

Commanding Enrolled Mo. Militia, Fourth Mil. Dist., Springfield, Mo.:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs that your order all the Enrolled Militia stationed at Marshfield, Ozark, and Galena to march, with all their camp and garrison equipage, to Cassville, by the way of John J. Smith's, on the Springfield and Cassville road. these troops must move without delay, as a large force of the enemy is threatening Cassville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General HOLLAND,

Commanding Enrolled Mo. Militia, Fourth Mil. Dist., Springfield, Mo.:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs that your order the Enrolled Militia at Greenfield, Bolivar, and Buffalo to march to this place without delay, taking their camp and garrison equipage. The orders for the movements of these troops must be sent as soon as practicable, by special messenger.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[C. G. LAURANT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 2, 1863.

Major A. A. KING, Jr.,

Commanding in the Field:

SIR: I am instructed by the district commander to inform you that the troops of Carthage and Newtonia (five companies) have been ordered to report to you in the field, and that, if you require more troops, you will order the two remaining companies of the Sixth Missouri State Militia Cavalry at Neosho to join you. A force of about 400 rebels is now threatening Cassville. The main body of the rebel force had not, at last accounts, crossed the Wire road. Re-enforcements are being sent to Cassville, where it is hoped they will arrive in time to seize the place. You are directed to make frequent reports to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.