War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0662 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. Chapter XXXIV

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SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General TOTTEN:

I have telegraphed Brown relative to Houts. The cavalry at Boonville might be ordered down below the railroad, and some infantry sent to Boonville, if necessary.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 16, 1863-9 p.m.

Brigadier-General TOTTEN:

I would like to have you return to Saint Louis as soon as you can turn over matters to General Brown in proper shape.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General TOTTEN, Jefferson City, Mo.:

The following dispatch appeared in the Saint Louis Union yesterday:

JEFFERSON CITY, October 14, 1863-2 p.m.

The enemy have taken up winter quarters in Saline County. General Brown has their artillery and train; fought five hours yesterday. The enemy are flying in all directions. Brown and other loyal soldiers, who love their duty more than politics, are in hot pursuit. Glorious victory for the Schofield dynasty. Conservatives do their duty.

LUCIEN J. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Please ascertain and inform me without delay whether Major Barnes sent the above dispatch, and to whom it was sent.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 283.

Saint Louis, October 16, 1863.

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IV. The Seventh Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia will be relieved from active service this evening.

The commanding general tenders to the officers and soldiers of this regiment his thanks for their prompt response to the call for their services and for the soldierly manner in which they have performed their duties. The city of Saint Louis may well be proud of such a regiment.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

OLIVER D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, October 16, 1863.

Major-General POPE:

The military authorities must take care of their Indian prisoners, unless the agents of the Interior Department are authorized to receive them.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.