HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE FRONTIER, Numbers 93.
Fort Smith, Ark., July 5, 1864.
I. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Department of Arkansas, the Eleventh Regiment, U. S. Colored Troops is relieved from duty in this district, and will proceed to Little Rock, Ark., without delay. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By command of Brigadier-General Thayer:
T. J. ANDERSON,
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 5, 1864.
The Secretary of War directs that the two Illinois 100-days' regiments be immediately sent to Chicago to guard prison camp.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 184.
Saint Louis, July 5, 1864.
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14. Two battalions of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry which are the best mounted will be sent from Alton, Ill., without delay to this city and take post at Benton Barracks for the purpose of making the necessary preparations for active field service.
By command of Major-General Rosecrans:
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAINT LOUIS,
Saint Louis, Mo., July 5, 1864.
Commodore D. D. PORTER,
At my request Major-General Rosecrans applied to you to station a gun-boat at New Madrid. The application was made to secure the somewhat small garrison there, not to regulate trade in the district. I am informed that Captain Mitchell, commanding the gun-boat, stops all goods shipped there with my approval. Please order him to report to the commanding officer at New Madrid, who is charged with the duty, under the orders of myself and the department commander, of regulating trade to that town; or at least to cease interfering with shipments there made with my approval. Please answer.
THOMAS EWING, JR.,
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