War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0316 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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On being relieved Captain Jones will proceed with his entire regiment to Davenport, Iowa, to be mustered out, on account of expiration of service.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

(Copies to General Ewing, and Captain Jones, Tipton.)

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 29, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

Brigadier General J. McARTHUR,

Jefferson City:

The commanding general of the department wishes you to come to this place en route to join your command.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS POST, Numbers 1.

Jefferson City, October 29, 1864.

I. The undersigned hereby assumes command of this post. All orders heretofore issued will remain in force until further orders.

II. Lieutenant William H. Hill, adjutant Forty-fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, is announced as post adjutant.

III. The order heretofore in existence requiring citizens to have passes to leave the city is rescinded.

By order of Major L. H. Boutell, commanding post:

WM. H. HILL,

Adjutant.

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 29, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel H. H. MATTHEWS,

Independence, Mo.:

Colonel DU BOIS:

I have to report to the commanding general that I have this day ordered the execution of six enlisted rebel prisoners of war, in compliance with his order to retaliate for the murder of six men of Major Wilson's command, of the Third Cavalry Missouri State Militia, by the guerrilla, Tim Reves.

JOS. DARR, JR.,

Acting Provost-Marshal-General.

Captain Ferguson has been ordered to send a major to Colonel Darr from Independence for same purpose.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SAINT LOUIS, October 29, 1864 - 3.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General DOUGLASS,

Mexico, mo.:

Bill Anderson was killed in Ray County on the 27th by Lieutenant-Colonel Cox with detachment of the Thirty-third Enrolled Missouri Militia. We are now looking for good news from you.

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.