War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0798 Chapter XLVI. LOUISIANA AN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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Indian Home Guard,and one mountain howitzer, to Scullyville, Choctaw Nation,and on his arrival report by letter direct to these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Blunt:

T. J. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 31, 1864-12.50 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

General Grant has the affairs of departments west of the Mississippi under special examination.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., March 31, 1864.

Major-General HEINZELMAN,

Columbus, Ohio:

The citizens of East Saint Louis complain that outrages are committed daily by veteran volunteers returning to this State. Citizens and insulted, houses robbed, and lives imperiled daily for want of protection, the officers generally staying at Sain Louis, while the men go to this State. Colonel Oakes, assistant provost-marshal-general for this State, has be troops at his disposal, and, owing to trouble in Coles and Moultrie Counties, none to spare. Can you send provost guard to east Saint Louis for protection of citizens?

Governor Yates is absent, and cannot therefore join us in the request.

O. M. HATCH,

Secretary of State.

J. K. DUBOIS,

Auditor.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,

Columbus, Ohio, April 1, 1864.

Respectfully refereed to General Rosecrans.

This place naturally belongs to Saint Louis, and I will be glad if the general will direct his provost-marshal to take care of the people.

S. P. HEINTZELMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS POST OF PINE BLUFF,

Pine Bluff, Ark., March 31, 1864.

Major W. D. GREEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Clayton was at Mark's Mills, 6 miles below Mount Elba, on the other side of the Saline, on the 29th, and had taken 18 prisoners. A woman came in last with a pass signed by order of General.