War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0682 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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SAINT LOUIS, MO., March 21, 1864.

(Received 12.15 a.m., 22nd.)

His Excellency A. LINCOLN,

President United States:

It is important that I should have at least one good mounted regiment from some State east, but, if possible, not contiguous to this, for North Missouri. It ought to be sent at once. I hope all the policy submitted to the War Department in a letter a few days since will be approved. All my movements await action on that. I telegraph you because the matter must be up about this time, and would like you to know it.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., March 21, 1864.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

In compliance with telegraph order from Secretary of War, I report to you for assignment to duty.

THOS. EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., March 21, 1864.

Brigadier General THOMAS EWING, Jr.,

Fort Leavenworth, Kans.:

Come to Saint Louis with your staff, &c., for duty.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, March 21, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel HERDER,

Pilot Knob, Mo.:

Re-enforce Captain Leeper with the men he asks for, and hold his to his word to keep Southeast Missouri clean of guerrillas and thieves.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, March 21, 1864.

Captain W. T. LEEPER,

Patterson, Mo.:

I have ordered Colonel Herder to double your force, as suggested by yourself, and then hold you responsible for the good order of Southeast Missouri.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.