War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0335 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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In each of the Missouri State Militia regiments a captain and first lieutenant will be selected by the commanding officer thereof to recruit in the regiment for the new organization. These officers will be selected with care as the best representatives of their grade in the regiment, and will be eligible for appointment in the new organization should they succeed in securing enough recruits to form a company. These officers will report to Colonel John W. Du Bois, chief of cavalry of the department, from time to time, their success in recruiting, and when they have enough men to constitute a maximum cavalry company will receive further orders for the discharge and remuster of the men.

The non-veterans who re-enlist will be required to enlist for three years, or the war, and receive the bounty of $100, provided by the act of Congress approved July 1, 1861 (see General Orders of War Department, No. 49, or 1861), the bounty to be paid under the regulations promulgated in General Orders, No. 163, series of 1863, from the War Department.

In the new regiment no men will be received with private horses. The mounts will be furnished by the Government.

As a check upon improper selections of officers for the new regiment it is to be understood that all officers may be at any time ordered before a board of officers for examination as to their qualifications and fitness for command.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:


Assistant Adjutant-General.



No. 201. Saint Louis, Mo., July 22, 1864.

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VII. The detachment of veterans of the Missouri State Militia force, under the command of Colonel E. C. Catherwood, Sixth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, will proceed without delay, via the North Missouri Railroad, to Macon City, Mo., where they will join the First Iowa Cavalry, now at that point. The combined force will proceed thence in conformity with verbal instructions received from the commanding general.

VIII. Major General A. Pleasonton, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Warrensburg, Mo., and relieve Brigadier General E. B. Brown, U. S. Volunteers (temporarily), in command of the Central District of Missouri, to enable General Brown to avail himself of a leave of absence granted him from these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., July 22, 1864.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS:

I have the honor to acknowledge your dispatch to rescue General Douglass, and have telegraphed Colonel Hall to carry it into effect if it is practicable.