War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0593 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 2, 1863.

Commanding Officer Detachment 2nd Ark. Cav., en route for Carroll Co.:

SIR: The colonel commanding the district directs that, instead of moving into Carroll County, as ordered, you will march to Cassville without delay, and report to Major ENumbers A large force of the enemy is threatening that post. You must keep a vigilant lookout on the way.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 2, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Mount Vernon:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs that you march to Cassville with the Enrolled Militia under your command. A large force of the enemy is threatening that place. You will more without delay, taking your camp and garrison equipage.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPRINGFIELD, MO., October 2, 1863.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Dispatches received to-day from Major Eno, at Cassville, confirm the reports of Colonel Harrison relative to the strength and movements of the enemy. I have ordered the concentration of troops at Cassville.

Very respectfully,

JNO. EDWARDS,

Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 2, 1863.

Colonel J. EDWARD,

Springfield:

Colonel Harrison reports a force of 1,200 rebels camped last night near Huntsville. They are said to be going into Missouri. It may be necessary to concentrate your forces to meet them. Communicate with Colonel Harrison and get full information. Concentrate your forces in time; meet and attack the rebels as soon as practicable. Keep me advised of everything.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, No. 269.

Saint Louis, October 2, 1863.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

IX. Colonel John F. Williams is hereby authorized to reorganize the Enrolled Missouri Militia for Buchanan and Andrew Counties, Missouri, but will not increase the force now in service.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

38 R R-VOL XXII, PT II