JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 18, 1864--11.30 p. m.
General will send instructions in a few moments. Have you made the militia detail for couriers? Inquire into the conduct of Crawford in deserting Sedalia. If deserved, arrest him and place a man of head and pluck in command.
JOHN V. DU BOIS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Jefferson City, Mo., October 18, 1864.
Colonel D. P. DYER,
Commanding Forty-ninth Missouri Vols., Jefferson City, Mo.:
COLONEL: I am directed by the general commanding to instruct you to proceed without delay with your regiment to California and relieve the garrison at that place. You can obtain cones for your rifles of Lieutenant H. P. Dow, acting ordnance officer at this place, who will issue upon your application.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. F. BENNETT,
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 18, 1864--9 p. m.
Colonel Dyer, with his regiment, has been ordered to California to relieve your command at that place. Upon being thus relieved you will proceed with your command to La Mine bridge.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 18, 1864--10 a. m.
Colonel ALBERT SIGEL,
Train arrived all right. The militia will return. Captain Reed will remain here. Send Major Garth and all men of the Ninth Missouri State Militia who are mounted, by way of Tipton, to report to their regiment. This includes all men who are on extra duty fit for field service.
JOHN V. DU BOIS,
Colonel and Chief of Staff.
SAINT LOUIS, October 18, 1864--10 p. m.
Colonel Du Bois, chief of staff, telegraphs me for information concerning Price's army and movements. Let me have every evening by telegraph all you can learn on the subject and send out the proper persons in your discretion to obtain news. Acknowledge receipt.
JOSEPH DARR, JR.,