will also hold your command in readiness to move here at a moment's notice. All the transportation that you have or can press in the country must be used to bring away ammunition and commissaries whenever you leave with your command. If possible send the corn with Colonel Williams, which is now stored at Gibson, belonging to Captain Durbin.
JOHN M. THAYER,
P. S.-I certainly think it advisable to send the corn with Colonel Williams. If you are obliged to leave there you will have to destroy all surplus quartermaster and ordnance stores for which you have not transportation.
J. M. T.,
SAINT LOUIS, October 19, 1864-1.25 p. m.
Governor RICHARD YATES,
Colonel Gilstrap, of Macon City, Mo., represents that you have had a consultation with Governor Stone, of Iowa, and have telegraphed the War Department for authority for a force of Iowa militia to be sent to protect the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad. Please let me know, for the information of the general in the field, what there is in this, and if you have had any reply from the War Department.
SPRINGFIELD, October 19, 1864.
Captain FRANK ENO,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters:
Governor Yates is absent. Telegram was sent to President requesting that three regiments Iowa militia be sent to protect Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad. No answer received.
JNO. M. SNYDER,
Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 290.
Saint Louis, October 19, 1864.
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12. The Tenth Kansas Infantry is hereby relieved from duty at the draft rendezvous, Benton Barracks, Mo., and will report for duty to Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, commanding Saint Louis District.
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By command of Major-General Rosecrans: