HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Warrensburg, Mo., February 22, 1864.
Major O. D. GREENE,
Asst. Adjt. General, Department of the Missouri:
MAJOR: The citizens of Kansas City and other towns on the border are under apprehension of danger to the peace of that district of country from the Fifteenth Kansas (Jennison's regiment), if it should be stationed near the line. They state that many of the old Red Leg organization are in this regiment. I do not know whether this is so, but I respectfully suggest to the consideration of the commanding general that in order to allay as far as possible any cause for apprehension, that some other troops stationed in that district of country would have a good effect. I presume that General Curtis will recognize the importance of this arrangement.
I am, very truly, your obedient servant,
E. B. BROWN,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.
ROOMS GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL, Jefferson City, February 22, 1864.
Captain JAMES H. STEGER,
Asst. Adjt. General, Central District of Missouri:
CAPTAIN: Your communications of 20th instant received, for which the general commanding has my grateful thanks. I am pound to know that my conduct as an officer has been such as to meet the unqualified approval of my commanding officer. I shall take great pleasure in communicating to the brave troops under my command the very complimentary notice paid them by their commanding general, and in future I only desire that my conduct as an officer and the conduct of such troops as I may have the honor to command may be such as to allays meet the approval and call fourth the commendation of our commanding general.
B. F. LAZEAR,
Lieutenant-Colonel First Cavalry, Missouri State Militia.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Luis, Mo., February 22, 1864.
Send rations to Yellowille. Further orders will be sent you soon.
By order of General Rosecrans:
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Springfield, February 22, 1864.
Colonel JOHN E. PHELPS,
A train with 12,000 rations is on the road from Springfield to Berryville, by way of Galena, with an escort of 18 men. Send some force from Barryville to White River to meet the train and escort it