nothing since 9 p. m. I will move a party of observation before day light and hold on for the arrival of General Smith, unless otherwise ordered. I know nothing of our other cavalry brigades since I left Independence.
I have the honor to be, &c.,
HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,
Saint Louis, Mo., October 24, 1864.
I have ordered Colonel Fletcher to Rolla to get that portion of his regiment now there and take them to Pilot Knob, in order to reunite the companies broken at the fight. To replace the men thus relieved at Rolla I have ordered Major Bartlett, Third Missouri State Militia, to take the detachments of that here to Rolla, and thus reunite the companies of that command broken at the battle of Pilot Knob.
THOMAS EWING, JR.,
ROLLA, MO., October 24, 1864.
Will send the Forty-seventh Missouri Volunteers Infantry to-morrow as required. The men of Third Missouri State Militia here are mostly dismounted, and we cannot furnish the horses here, as there are none. Could you not use your influence to get horses for them?
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA, Numbers 172.
Rolla, Mo., October 24, 1864.
I. Captain M. Mace, commanding detachment Forty-seventh Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, will move by rail to-morrow morning, with his whole command, to Franklin, Mo., and report for duty to Colonel Thomas C. Fletcher, Forty-seventh Regiment Missouri Volunteers.
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By order of Colonel Albert Sigel:
H. W. WERTH,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,
Springfield, Mo., October 24, 1864.
Colonel J. DARR, Jr.,
Acting Provost-Marshal-General, Saint Louis:
No news from Price's army. Scouts in from Greenfield to-day; expect scouts in to-morrow. Nothing further from Cooper's army. Can you give me any news from our forces?
J. D. BRUTSCHE,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
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