War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0189 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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II. In compliance with the above order, I assume command of this department.

III. The officers of the department staff, excepting General Schofield's personal aides and Major J. A. Campbell, assistant adjutant-general, will continue as herefore until further orders.

IV. The general orders and regulations now in force will continue to govern until altered or revoked.

V. Major Frank S. Bond, senior aide-de-camp; Captain J. P. Drouilard, additional aide-de-camp, and Captain R. S. Thomas, aide-de-camp, are announced as aides to the general commanding.

VI. In relieving General Schofield, who, in assuming the ardors duties connected with this command, relinquished high prospects of a brilliant career as commander of Thomas' old division in the then opening campaign of the Army of the Cumberland, I tender him my compliments for the admirable order in which I have found the official business and archives of this department, and my bestwishes, as well as hopes, that in his new field of duty he may reap that success which his solid merits, good sense, and honest devotion to duty and his country so well deserve.

VII. While commander here, I sincerely trust I shall receive the honest, firm, and united support of all true national and Union men of this department, without regard to politics, creed, or party, in my endeavors to maintain law and re-establish peace and cicero prosperity throughout its limits. The past should be remembered only for the lessons it teaches, while our energies should be directed to the problem of assuring our future, based firmly on the grandeur of our position, and on the true principles of humanity and progress to universal freedom, secured by just laws.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., January 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General HOLLAND, Commanding in the Field:

The detachment of the Eleventh Missouri in this district has been ordered to Batesville. You will therefore relieve that portion of the detachment under your command as soon as you ascertain that its services are no longer needed with you, and order it to report immediately at this place.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Commanding officer at Cassville will forward the foregoing dispatch.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., January 30, 1864.

Captain CAMERON, Commanding at Cassville, Mo.:

Is there probably any need of retaining all the mounted forces you have at Cassville? If not, what proportion, in your judgment, can be spared?

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.