War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0413 Chapter XLVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[First indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, February 26, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier General O. Guitar, commanding District of North Missouri.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO, Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI, Macon, March 5, 1864.

In the absence of General Guitar, this communication is respectfully returned, as it relates to the condition of affairs in the District of Roll, but dated at Saint Joseph, Mo.

J. RAINSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI, Macon, March 5, 1864.

In the absence of General Guitar, this communication is respect-fully returned, as it relates to the condition of affairs in the District of Roll, but dated at Saint Joseph, Mo.

J. RAINSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, March 10, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Epstein, commanding District of Roll.

By order of Major-General ROSECRANS:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLL, Roll, Mo., March 13, 1864.

Respectfully returned, and attention called to accompanying communication.

JOS. A. EPSTEIN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLL, Roll, Mo., March 13, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

A. A. G., Dept. of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:

MAJOR: In reply to communication of R. B. Palmer, Seventy-third Enrolled Missouri Militia, dated February 24, 1864, I have the honor to make the following report, viz:

The deplorable condition in regard to protection of life and property in many parts of this district are facts which cannot be denied, but the causes of their existence have, in some instances, been wrongfully construed in the above-mentioned communication. My reasons for the present state of affairs in this district have, in a former communication to you, been stated, and are still the same, namely, the insufficiency of troops. We need in this district at leads 1,000 effective mounted troops, in addition to those already serving here,