Use your cavalry to cover Independence, and, at the same time Pleasant Hill. I don't think they will go so far northwest.
THOMAS EWING, JR.,
PILOT KNOB, MO., October 9, 1863
My command are nearly all in the lower counties. I will send 200 cavalry to Rolla to-night, and will dispatch a messenger from Centreville to Alton, in Oregon County where I have 200 men, and order them to move to Rolla forthwith.
CLINTON B. FISK,
CIRCULAR.] JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 9, 1863
In obedience to Paragraph IX of Special Orders, Numbers 275, dated 8, 1863, the undersigned hereby assumes temporarily the command of all troops in this vicinity, in the absence of Brigadier-General Brown in the field.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 276.
Saint Louis, October 9, 1863
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V. In the absence of Brigadier-General Strong, commanding District of Saint Louis, Colonel R. R. Livingston, First Nebraska Infantry, will assume command thereof, excepting Benton Barracks:
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By command of Major-General Schofield:
OLIVER D. GREENE,
Washington, October 10, 1863-10.25 a.m.
Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis, Mo.:
You are authorized to consolidate the Second and Third Colorado Regiments and mount them; and also to mount the First Nebraska Regiment.
H. W. HALLECK.
TIPTON, MO., October 10, 1863
Just in on locomotive. Discovered 100 rebels 3 miles from town, on railroad. Drove them back killed 1. All around us. We have fallen back with locomotive.
T. T. CRITTENDEN