War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0297 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 299.

Saint Louis, Mo., October 28, 1864.

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V. The detachment of the Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry, Major John Clowney commanding, now at Benton Barracks, Mo., will proceed with the least practicable delay to Nashville, Tenn., via Cairo, Ill., and Paducah, Ky. On arriving at Paducah, Major Clowney will report with his command to Brigadier-General Meredith for temporary duty until the emergency which requires that post to be re-enforced has passed. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation by rail to Cairo, thence by boat for the troops, camp and garrison equipage, and officers' authorized horses and baggage.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 12.

Warrensburg, Mo., October 28, 1864.

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III. Lieutenant-Colonel Matthews, Third Missouri State Militia Cavalry, stationed at Independence, Mo., will proceed with his regiment, after placing it in good condition for active field service, to Pleasant Hill, Mo., scouring thoroughly the country on the way. Colonel Matthews will make every effort to rid the country, from Independence to Pleasant Hill, Mo., of guerrillas and bushwhackers, and after taking post at the latter place will keep his scouts constantly in the field, making frequent reports of the results to these headquarters.

IV. Brigadier General John McNeil, en route to Rolla, Mo., will escort all empty wagons now at Springfield, not required for post service, to Rolla, Mo.

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XI. Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk and staff, with the Thirty-ninth and Forty-ninth Regiments of Infantry Missouri Volunteers, and Captain Fuchs' battery, Second Missouri Light Artillery, will proceed to Glasgow, Mo. General Fisk will reorganize the District of North Missouri with all practicable dispatch.

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By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. F. BENNETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 28, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Warrensburg:

There is great excitement and rejoicing over the rout of Price. It was a splendid victory. Please answer my telegram as to disbanding militia.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.