War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0525 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SAINT LOUIS, November 11, 1864-11.15 p. m.

Colonel PHILIPS,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

In reference to the telegram sent you this evening, the following, just received, is given you for your information and guidance: Thirty or forty guerrillas crossing the river in skiffs to-day at or near Sibley, going south. At Camden another party crossed south. Large bodies of guerrillas reported in vicinity of Wellington. Make strong efforts to destroy them or drive them out. Major Bond's instructions to send scouts south seem unnecessary.

J. F. BENNETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WARRENSBURG, November 11, 1864.

Numbers 239.

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2. In accordance with instructions from headquarters Department of the Missouri all regiments, companies, and detachments now within this district belonging to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Army Corps and Winslow's cavalry will move at once by the most direct and practicable routes to Saint Louis, Mo., and report for orders to the major-general commanding the Department of the Missouri.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies sent commanding officers Lexington, Tipton, and Jefferson City.)

PLEASANT HILL, November 11, 1864.

Captain ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I leave to-night at 10 o'clock for Warrensburg and Saint Louis. I have here some seventy men belonging to companies of my regiment in Southeast Missouri. I shall take them with me as escort and send them to their companies, unless I receive orders to the contrary. I shall, perhaps, have to march to the La Mine before I reach the cars. will march along the road. Send my family word if you can.

H. M. MATTHEWS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

PLEASANT HILL, November 11, 1864.

Colonel JOHN F. PHILIPS:

I arrived here with my command to-day at noon. The Enrolled Missouri Militia is still on active duty. Lieutenant-Colonel Matthews, of the Third Missouri State Militia, informs me he is without orders to march.

A. W. MULLINS,

Major, &c.