OFFICE CHIEF Q. M., DEPT. OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, January 11, 1864.
Respectfully returned to Major J. A. Campbell, assistant adjutant general.
The quartermaster at Memphis and Helena have been directed to send boats, loaded with supplies, up the Arkansas River on the first practicable rise.
KANSAS CITY, MO., January 4, 1864.
Brigadier General JAMES TOTTEN,
Saint Louis, Mo.:
Commanding officer at Fort Scott under date of 30th ultimo, says scouting parties just returned from Carthage, Bowers' Mills, Montevallo, Greenfield, and Nevada, and hear nothing of an enemy. I will keep a good force along southern border of my district for the rest of the winter.
THOS. EWING, JR.
FORT LARAMIE, January 4, 19864.
Impossible to reach Halleck. Lieutenants Glenn and Talpey just returned with train and beef herd. Could not get through Sabille Cannon. It is the third party that has failed. Do the best you can. Communicate with Colonel Chivington. Great suffering of men and stock here and above. Thermometer 29 below zero New Year's night; 18 below this morning.
WM. O. COLLINS,
Lieutenant-Colonel Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
HDQRS. DIST. OF MINN., DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST,
Saint Paul, Minn., January 4, 1864.
Major General JOHN POPE,
GENERAL: Escort of three companies from Missouri River will arrive at Mankato to-day. I respectfully recommend a furlough to them of twenty-five day's, after their hard service.
H. H. SIBLEY,
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 19TH A. C. AND U. S. FORCES, Numbers 1. New Iberia, La., January 5, 1864.
I. This command will march to-morrow for Franklin in the following order: First, First Division; second Reserve Artillery; third, First Division train; fourth, Third Division; fifth, Third Division train; sixth cavalry train, with escort of one regiment; seventh, Cavalry Division.