War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0619 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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LITTLE ROCK, November 19, 1864.

Brigadier General POWELL CLAYTON,

Commanding:

Boats are ordered up the Arkansas River. Are there any rebels on the banks between Pine Bluff and the mouth?

F. STEELE,

Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, November 19, 1864.

Major General A. J. SMITH, or

COMMANDER OF TROOPS EN ROUTE FOR NASHVILLE:

Start for Nashville via Cumberland River as soon as possible after receiving this with what force you have and leave orders for the balance to follow by the same route. Acknowledge receipt.

G. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 321.

Saint Louis, Mo., November 19, 1864.

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5. The Ninth Cavalry Missouri State Militia will be concentrated without delay at Macon, Mo., reporting to Brigadier-General Fisk, commanding District of North Missouri. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

6. The Third Cavalry Missouri State Militia will proceed with the least practicable delay to Saint Joseph, Mo., reporting for duty to Brigadier-General Fisk, commanding District of North missouri. Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Matthews, Third Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will await in this city the arrival of the detachment of his regiment heretofore ordered to that point and accompany it hence to Saint Joseph, Mo., reporting as above directed. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

7. Colonel Chester Harding, jr., Forty-third Missouri Volunteers, with the paroled men of his command, will proceed to and take post at Kansas City, Mo. Upon arrival at that point Colonel harding will report for instructions to Brigadier-General Fisk, commanding District of North Missouri. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

8. Brigadier General John McNeil, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from the command of the Rolla District of this department, and will proceed without delay to Warrensburg, Mo., and assume command of the Central District.

9. Major General A. Pleasonton, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned temporarily to the command of the Saint Louis District.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.