HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,
Saint Louis, Mo., November 15, 1864.
All the available cavalry, about 100, at Cape Girardeau have been ordered to report to you as re-enforcement. On their arrival you will send hem with your mounted men to Patterson, and beyond, if possible or advisable. The scout will proceed very carefully, as the country is reported full of bushwhackers, besides a large force of guerrillas in Wayne County.
By order of Brigadier-General Ewing:
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
SAINT LOUIS, MO., November 15, 1864-11.30 a. m.
Colonel D. MOORE,
Commanding 3rd Div., Right Wing, 16th Army Corps, Warrenton, Mo.:
You will march your command to Saint Luis as rapidly as possible, via Saint Charles, at which point you will find boats to cross the river. Have your muster-rolls and estimates sent forward at once, that they may be ready by the time you arrive. Telegraph me on the receipt of this.
A. J. SMITH,
Operator at Warrenton please deliver this.
WARRENTON, November 15, 1864-2.05 p. m.
Major General A. J. SMITH:
I have this moment arrived here and received your telegram. I will be a Saint Charles day after to-morrow. We had some bad road and bad weather. Our rations will hold out to Saint Charles. Command all well.
Colonel, Commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.
ROLLA, November 15, 1864-5.20 p. m.
Commanding Department of the Missouri:
My brigade has just arrived. I will to-morrow commence inspection as directed from headquarters, and will then await orders for disposition of the regiments. The horses are in much better condition than when I left Cassville, having found forage plenty.
WARRENSBURG, MO., November 15, 1864.
Colonel JOHN V. DU BOIS,
Chief of Staff, Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:
The La Mine bridge being down cars cannot cross before Thursday. The Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia will move to-day and
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