War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0438 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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WAYNESVILLE, MO., February 27, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel EPSTEIN,

Commanding District of Roll:

I detained both stages until 6 o'clock here. Sent some men last night to the Piney to strengthen the escort. Was fired into both going and coming. One passenger slightly wounded, and 1 horse of the Wisconsin cavalry badly wounded. The stage should go only by daytime.

W. FISCHER,

Major, Commanding Post, Waynesville.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Numbers 10.

Warrensburg, Mo., February 27, 1864.

All general orders issued from headquarters District of the Border are hereby revoked.

By order of Brigadier-General Brown:

J. H. STAGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Springfield, Mo., February 27, 1864.

Colonel PHELPS:

We have a very great difficulty in procuring forage for our animals, and for this reason I think it better to order all your command, except the few to garrison Cassville, to Rolling Prairie and Berryville, and send the reactions there. I expect the officers recommended by you will receive their appointments to-morrow and can muster. If they do not they can remain until they do receive them. If the appointments come to-morrow I will order you up immediately, and all can be mustered before the troops move, but it will not do to keep the horses here many days. Do you know what time the train loaded with rations left Berryville for Yellville?

JOHN B. SANDBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Springfield, February 27, 1864.

Honorable S. H. BOYS,

Washington, D. C.:

DEAR SIR: Your wife informed me a few evenings since that you had written to me before she left Washington. I have not received any letter from you since you left; hence I do not know what you wrote about, and of course cannot answer. I received from you a copy of General McClellan's report, for which you will accept my thanks. There are one or two items of public interest to this State, and particularly to your district, to which I desire to call your attention. You are probably aware that no troops are now serving in Southwest Missouri except Missouri troops, viz, the Sixth and Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry and the Sixth and Sev-