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ments; Second Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers, Sixth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Sixth Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, and Seventh Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, provided with six days' rations, and will proceed in accordance with his written instructions.

IV. Captain Ozias Ruark, Eighth Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will move with the detachment of his company, provided with six days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition to each man, to morrow-morning at 6 o'clock, to Greenfield, Mo., and report to Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Cameron.

By order of Brigadier General John B. Sanborn:

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 25, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel CAMERON,

Second Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers:

COLONEL: In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 287, you will proceed, with your command, in a northwesterly direction as far as Greenfield, using all the precaution possible to assure yourself against begin cut off in your connection with this place, falling back if there should be any possibility of said connection being interrupted. It is desirable that you should ascertain whether Price is moving south on the Kansas border or in the direction of Springfield. You will keep out scouts north and south, east and west, of Greenfield, and report your movements constantly, also all information you may obtain concerning the movements of the enemy, to these headquarters.

By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 25, 1864.

Major COSGROVE,

Lebanon:

The Enrolled Missouri Militia had a fight yesterday near Buffalo with a guerrilla band and had to fall back to Buffalo. They ask for help. Send at once seventy-five mounted men and clean them out. Answer.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 25, 1864.

Captain CASSAIRT:

If you have sent two scouts since yesterday morning in the direction of Buffalo you need not send any more men.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.