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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Springfield, Mo., October 22, 1864.

General J. B. GRAY,

Saint Louis:

I have a large force of the Enrolled Missouri Militia in service. They will be needed thirty days longer. General Holland assures me they are destitute of clothing, &c. I have applied for an order authorizing to issue what may be necessary. You will please interceded for them.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, October 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK:

Push big train with commissary stores to Warrensburg with all speed night and day. Give them bib guards. You are all left now. Price is in Kansas by this time. Time is everything.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

LA MINE BRIDGE, October 22, 1864.

Colonel JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Chief of Staff, In the Field:

Dispatches form District of North Mississippi indicate a very much confused and unsatisfactory condition of affairs in my district. General Craig and Douglass are not successful in producing harmonious action between the volunteers and militia troops. The evil should be promptly corrected. I have the honor to request that if in the opinion of the general commanding my continued services ar required on this side of the Missouri River I be relieved from any further responsibility in the District of North Missouri.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI, Lexington, Mo., October 22, 2864.

Captain EADS,

First Missouri State Militia:

You will report for duty with your company at this post without delay. You will be expected here by the middle of the afternoon at furthest.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

SAINT JOSEPH, October 22, 1864-3.30 p.m.

Captain FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Price and Curtis engaged yesterday. No details received. Conscripting parties are north in Clay, Ray, and Carroll. My forces after them. No damage to railroad or telegraph yet. We are dying to know where Rosecrans' forces are.

JAS. CRAIG,

Brigadier-General.