War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0524 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WARRENSBURG, November 11, 1864.

Major FRANK S. BOND:

Scout returned from Snibar Hills and Chapel Hill. All quiet. Have cavalry at Pleasant Hill; quiet there. Soldiers of this command just in from Southwest Missouri. No enemy encountered on the route. All quiet south of this. Will send out scouts south as directed.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding District.

SAINT LOUIS, November 11, 1864.

Colonel JOHN F. PHILIPS:

The general commanding wishes the Enrolled Missouri Militia relieved from duty as soon as possible. Report how many are on duty and how many can be relieved. All kinds of discord are reported in your district. Try to straighten thinks out and get control of your men.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

WARRENSBURG, November 11, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri:

Have relieved all Enrolled Missouri Militia in district except two companies - one stationed at Osceola, one at Calhoun. No discord known to exist other than such an unsettled condition as is consequent upon a raid and late presence of armies. Every effort is being made to rectify all disorders.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding District.

SAINT LOUIS, November 11, 1864.

Colonel PHILIPS:

Have all your cavalry inspected at once. Report its condition and the number of dismounted men.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, November 11, 1864.

Colonel PHILIPS:

The commanding general wishes you to report your operations. He is informed that the Snibar Hills are infested with guerrillas, and wishes you to organize a force to clear them out. Report premises and keep us advised of all military news in your section.

J. F. BENNETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.