HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 282.
Springfield, Mo., October 21, 1864.
I. Major J. a. Melton, Second Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers, will immediately move, with two companies of his command, provided with five days' rations, by forced marches, to Cassville, Mo., and remain at that post until further orders.
By order of Brigadier General John B. Sanborn:
J. D. BRUTCHE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Springfield, Mo., October 21, 1864.
I know nothing of the whereabouts of Price's army. I think from reports his headquarters are at Sedalia. Sixty wagons leave here for Rolla in the morning. Have Lebanon train ready to go with them for your supplies. Stage will leave here in the morning. Inform me at once how many wagons you will send.
J. D. BRUTSCHE,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
NEAR COOK'S STORE, October 21, 1864.
The general wishes you to push the railroad to Warrensburg rapidly. Call on everybody for what you wish.
JOHN V. DU BOIS,
Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS, La Mine Bridge, October 21, 1864-12 noon.
Colonel JOHN V. DU BOIS,
Chief of Staff, in the Field:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report myself and command at La Mine bridge, and hard at Work at the wreck, and in preparation of new timbers for the railroad bridge. All the supplies that have arrived here go forwarded to-day, and no delay will be permitted in forwarding all that reach us. The bridge will be reconstructed at the earliest possible moment. Platforms will be completed to-day. Lieutenant Waite, acting aide-de-camp, proceeds this day to the headquarters of the general commanding with mail and packages received from Saint Louis yesterday by steamer Cora.
I am, colonel, with great respect, your obedient servant,
CLINTON B. FISK,