War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0498 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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mended to department headquarters for dismissal from the service. In order to ascertain more fully who commit these outrages every commander of an escort or of an expedition shall furnish these headquarters in writing, immediately on his return, a full and accurate account of each day's march, giving the date of the month, stating on whose plantation he camped at night, what depredations were committed, if any, what property was brought in, if any, and what property was taken by his orders, and will hand in his report in person. Each officer will, before starting on an expedition, call at these headquarters and procure a copy of these orders.

By order of Brigadier General J. M. Thayer:

W. S. WHITTEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 36.

St. Louis, Mo., March 4, 1864.

I. Colonel J. P. Sanderson, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, is announced as provost-marshal-general of this department. He will enter upon his duties without delay.

II. Lieutenant Colonel A. Jacobson, Twenty-seventh Missouri Volunteers, is announced as assistant to the provost-marshal-general. He will perform the duties of inspector of the provost-marshal-general's department.

III. All railroads, express companies, and other public carriers are hereby prohibited from transporting or delivering to any person within this department any arms or ammunition until the owner or consignee has filed with them the permission of the district commander or the district provost-marshal, approved by the district commander, to purchase the same.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., March 4, 1864.

General Orders, Numbers 31, current series, from these headquarters, is so far modified as to authorize the muster-in of all recruits for Missouri State Militia regiments who were enlisted prior to the 16th day of February, 1864, provided such musters do not increase the force of the regiment above the minimum prescribed by general orders of the War Department. Those in excess of the minimum, as well as those enlisted subsequent to the 16th of February, will be permitted to enlist in Missouri volunteer regiments, and will be mustered in those regiments from the date at which they actually commence to do duty.

The musters will be made by assistant commissaries of musters only. In no case is a U. S. district provost-marshal authorized to make musters for this force.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.