War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0298 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 28, 1864.

Major H. H. WILLIAMS,

Pilot Knob:

Tell Captain Leeper to assure the people that Bloomfield, Patterson, and Centreville will be reoccupied. Let Leeper commence the execution of my order of yesterday as to expulsion of the worst rebels and rebel families. Send up Adjutant Hoffbauer's letters.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 28, 1864.

Colonel S. A. HOLMES,

Allen, Mo.:

It is important you get here soon, and you will, therefore, if you go on the proposed expedition, return as soon as possible. Pleasonton routed price day before yesterday [25th] at the Osage River, in Kansas, taking 10 pieces of artillery, 2,000 prisoners, including Cabell and Marmaduke, and 200 wagons.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 28, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Warrenton, Mo.:

Send following dispatch to Major Montgomery, who, with a portion of the Sixth Missouri Cavalry, went to Cap au Gris night before last by steamer:

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 28, 1864.

Major MONTGOMERY,

Commanding Detachment Sixth Missouri, in the Field:

I want to send you as soon as practicable to Southeast Missouri, therefore return as soon as you think you cannot accomplish anything considerable by remaining longer.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, October 28, 1864-5.25 p. m.

Major JOHN CLOWNEY,

Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry, Benton Barracks, Mo.:

I send your orders to proceed immediately by rail to Cairo, thence to Paducah and Nashville. A train of cars will be ready to transport you to Cairo in the morning. Notify the quartermaster's department immediately of the number of men, amount of camp and garrison equipage, and horses to be transported. Dispatch is imperative. Your command is needed at Paducah. How many men have you?

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.