War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0547 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 302.

Springfield, Mo., November 12, 1864.

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V. Major William B. Mitchell, Seventh Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, is hereby assigned to duty as commanding officer of the post of Bolivar, Mo., including the surrounding country. He will at once proceed to that post and assume command, and will cause all reports and returns to be promptly made to these headquarters.

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VII. Major James L. Rush, Sixth Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, is assigned to the command of the post of Marshfield, Mo., until further orders. He will at once proceed to that place and assume command of the same.

VIII. Major R. K. Hart, Sixth Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, is hereby assigned to the command of the post of Newtonia, Mo., and will retain the same until further orders. He will proceed to that post and assume command without delay.

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By order of Brigadier General John B. Sanborn:

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., November 12, 1864.

[Brigadier General JOHN B. SANBORN:]

GENERAL: Price is beyond the river. General Blunt went from Webber's Falls to Fort Smith, and General Curtis went to Fort Gibson. Colonel Benteen is coming this way. I leave for Cassville to-day. I will not travel the direct route. My horses are in bad condition and were fire days without forage.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. MELTON,

Major Second Arkansas Cavalry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI,

Saint Joseph, Mo., November 12, 1864.

Captain FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 10th instant, and in reply thereto would state that I shall remove my headquarters to Macon to-morrow. The colonel will therefore not be detached from his regiment while serving as district provost-marshal.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.