War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0239 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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WARRENSBURG, October 25, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Captain FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Overtook your bearer of dispatches on the Missouri River and brought him on here. Can't find out where General Rosecrans is. Nobody knows here. Do you know?

ALLEN BLACKER,

Major, &c.

SAINT LOUIS, October 25, 1864-2.15 p. m.

Major ALLEN BLACKER,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

We are not informed as to the exact locality of General Rosecrans. Our latest advices lead to the belief that he was about fifteen miles southwest of Kansas City last evening.

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLD SPRING GROVE, October 25, 1864-11.15 p. m.

Major McDERMOTT,

Commanding Escort:

The general commanding thinks it advisable that the company of eighteen men now on Grand River should scout down the river through the timber and join us at the crossing of the harrisonville road. They should start by 6 a. m. The same messenger that carries the order to draw in the couriers can carry the order to this company.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA, Numbers 38.

Rolla, Mo., October 25, 1864.

The enforcement of martial law and the completion of fortifications at the post of Rolla, rendered necessary by the presence of a rebel army in the State of Missouri, having ceased to be indispensable, General Orders, Numbers 35, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked, and the military organization of the citizens at this post dissolved. The colonel commanding district takes occasion to express his entire satisfaction with the good will and zeal the loyal citizens of Rolla displayed in making preparations to defend their homes at a time when a hostile attack was not improbable, and with the endurance they manifested in undergoing privation and hardship.

By order of Colonel A. Sigel:

H. W. WERTH,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 286.

Springfield, Mo., October 25, 1864.

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III. Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Cameron, Second Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers, will take command of the detachments of the following regi-