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MEMPHIS, November 4, 1864.

General ROSECRANS,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

As soon as General A. J. Smith's troops and Winslow's cavalry can be spared, I beg you to send them back here. Forrest is having his own way in West Tennessee, and we want troops to drive him out.

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., November 4, 1864-12 m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Soon after my last dispatch I had intelligence o the attack on this place and garrison. The enemy shelled the fort for several hours, but retreated on my approach toward Cane Hill.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, No. 204. Saint Louis, Mo., November 4, 1864.

The exigency having passed which required the issue of an order placing restrictions upon the shipment of goods to points in the interior of this State, paragraph I of General Orders, No. 188, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked.*

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, No. 306. Saint Louis, Mo., November 4, 1864.

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2. The detachment of the First Iowa Cavalry now at Schofield Barracks will proceed to and take post at Benton Barracks for the purpose of procuring remounts and refitting for field service. Captain J. L. Woods, assistant quartermaster, will furnish necessary wagon transportation to Benton Barracks.

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5. The detachment of the Sixty-first Illinois Volunteers is hereby relieved from duty in this department and will proceed without delay to Springfield, Ill., reporting to Lieutenant Colonel James Oakes, superintendent volunteer recruiting service State of Illinois. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Part III, p.635.

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