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be spared from duty in the district. I shall know in the course of five days whether I can spare any troops or not. S. H. Boyd will be colonel of the six-months' regiment. Godely will be allowed to remain with his company near where he is or at Berryville, and will be armed as the balance of the regiment is armed (good infantry arms), and be entitled to the pay and allowance of other U. S. soldiers. The men are likely to remain in the service any way for this length of time, and it is better that they should be in the U. S. service. Have him enlist with his company, if possible. Send word to Bowlin that troops will be sent to help him within six days if any can be spared from the district with safety.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., August 11, 1864.

Captain J. H. MOORE,

Commanding Co. H, Seventh Prov. Enrolled Mo. Militia, Galena:

SIR: The general commanding directs that you will immediately send out a scouting party of one commissioned officer and thirty enlisted men with instructions to scour the country as far south as Berryville, Ark., and through that section, for the purpose of obtaining information of the forces, movements, and intentions of the enemy. This party will not attack any considerable force of the enemy, as its purpose is for a reconnaissance. Upon the return of the detachment the officer in charge will make report of his movements and the information obtained to these headquarters. Forty rounds of ammunition to each man and six days' rations will be taken.

By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. D. HUBBARD,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., August 11, 1864.

Captain J. C. BAILEY,

Commanding Detach. Second Arkansas Cavalry, near Ozark, Mo.:

SIR: The general commanding directs that you will immediately send out a scouting party of one commissioned officer and forty enlisted men with instructions to move cautiously down White River as far as Big North Fork, for the purpose of learning the movements and intentions of the enemy. This party will not attack any considerable force of the enemy. Direct the officer in charge to obtain all the information possible from the citizens and such straggling rebel soldiers as he may capture. Upon the return of the detachment the officer in charge will make report of his movements and the information obtained to these headquarters. Forty rounds of ammunition to each man and six days' rations will be taken.

By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. D. HUBBARD,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.