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general is a aware,a telegraph line between Rolla and Springfield, over which important militia communications can be transmitted, and if it became necessary to send written dispatches on days that the mail did not run, they could easily be forwarded by special express.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MARCY,

Inspector-General, U. S. Army.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, March 31, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Colonel John V. Du Bois, who will prepare drafts of generals on the subject of abuses existing inthe cavalry of the service.

By ordered Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

Unanimous reports of inspectors satisfy the general commanding that one of the chief causes of the rapid breaking down of our cavalry horses is the practical of riding at a gallop of trot when the duty can be as well performed at a trot or walk. It must be discontinued. District regimental, and post commanders will see to the execution of this order, and will bring to trial before a field officer's court every soldier violating.

DU BOIS.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., March 29, 1864.

Captain J. GRAY,

Provost-Marshal, Rolla, Mo.

Lieutenant W. P. Owens,

Assistant Provost-Marshal, Cape Girardeau, Mo.:

An order issued against the sale of Pallord's Southern History of the war, Confederate Office Reports, Life of Stonewall Jackson, Adventures of Morgan and his Men. Seize the books and arrest all selling them.

J. P. SANDERSON,

Provost-Marshal-General.

HEADQUARTERS CENTRAL DISTRICT OF MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, March 29, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that all the bushwhackers in this district are dressed in federal uniforms, and I have directed that the regimental commanders shall make requisition for sky-blue for