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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., November 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General HOLLAND,

Commanding Fourth Military District, Enrolled Missouri Militia:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that a portion, if not all, of the militia be relieved from active services as soon as it becomes certain that there is no large force of the enemy north of the Springfield and Lebanon road. He desires you to consult with the general commanding the department in regard to the matter. In order that no inconvenience may be created whenever this step is taken, I respectfully request that you will cause a statement to be furnished these headquarters setting forth the localities, either in the field or at posts, where companies or detachments of the militia are stationed, so that timely arrangements may be made for relieving them by other troops at all points where troops will be needed.

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. - I would respectfully suggest that the possibility of these forces being separately disbanded be duly considered in relation to the question of issuing a full supply of clothing, &c., to them.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., November 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General HOLLAND,

Commanding Fourth Military District, Enrolled Missouri Militia:

GENERAL: Major Cosgrove reports that Private Trevillian, of Company D, Seventy-third Enrolled Missouri Militia, has been brought into Lebanon dead, and that he was hung by Confederate troops with a log chain. He recommends retaliation, and I have telegraphed the general for permission to select some prisoner here to be placed in close confinement until the matter can by referred to department headquarters. I send by bearer copies of Special Field Orders, Numbers 7, headquarters Department of the Missouri, to be distributed to the officers of your command.

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEXICO, November 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK:

Colonel Dorsey captured a steam-boat crossed the Missouri River on last Saturday fifteen miles below Jefferson City.

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 17.

Fort Riley, Kans., November 10, 1864.

I. Captain Henry Booth, Company L, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, is hereby relieved from the command of the post of Fort Riley, Kans., and will turn over to his successor all books, papers, and orders belonging to the headquarters of the post.

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By command of Major B. S. Henning:

J. E. TAPPAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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