War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0564 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SAINT LOUIS, November 14, 1864.

Colonel PHILIPS:

Your regiment will come to Saint Louis immediately. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

JNO. V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SAINT LOUIS, November 14, 1864.

Colonel JOHN F. PHILIPS,

Warrensburg:

As soon as you can send a few troops to Pleasant Hill and dispense with the Third Missouri State Militia, send Colonel Matthews, with his regiment, to North Missouri. Let his march also be a scout through the Snibar Hills or other portions of that country. Let him report by telegraph to General Fisk, at Saint Joseph, for orders after he enters District of North Missouri.

JNO. V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Numbers 241.

Warrensburg, November 14, 1864.

1. All batteries or detachments of artillery now within this district, belonging to Major General A. J. Smith's command, will move at once by railroad to Saint Louis, Mo. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

2. Lieutenant Colonel T. T. Crittenden, Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia, is hereby relieved from duty as the commander of the post at Warrensburg, Mo., and will report for duty with his regiment. Until further orders, Captain R. L. Ferguson, district provost-marshal, will discharge the duties of post commander at Warrensburg.

3. In accordance with telegraphic instructions of this date from headquarters Department of the Missouri, Lieutenant Colonel T. T. Crittenden, commanding Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will move immediately with his regiment, via Pacific Railroad, to Saint Louis, Mo., and report for orders to the major-general commanding the Department of the Missouri. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Colonel John F. Philips, commanding:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, November 14, 1864.

Commanding OFFICER TWENTY-THIRD MISSOURI INFANTRY,

Tipton, Mo.:

In obedience to telegraphic instructions from headquarters Department of the Missouri, you will move with your command to Saint Louis. Any artillery of Smith's command with you will move likewise.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding.