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HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 11, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER THIRD SUB-DISTRICT,

Pilot Knob:

The commanding officer Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers is ordered to get ready to move and report to you by telegraph. Company G, Seventh Kansas Cavalry, is ordered to Pilot Knob, and companies K, E, C, H, and A, Seventh Kansas Cavalry, and Company D, Second Missouri State Militia, are ordered to De Soto, where they will report to you by telegraph. Company F, Seventh Kansas Cavalry, will guard the bridges on the Iron Mountain Railroad between De Soto and Mineral Point.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

PILOT KNOB, December 11, 1864.

General THOMAS EWING, Jr.:

I will expect the Forty-seventh [Missouri] to arrive from the outposts by to-morrow evening, and as soon as they arrive will ordered them forward. Some of them have to march fifty miles. With the force ordered to report to me, we can protect Southeast Missouri.

A. W. MAUPIN,

Colonel, Commanding.

PILOT KNOB, December 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General EWING:

I will be able to send a small guard to Patterson. Will start them early in the morning. We will require about fifty men at Frederick-town and about seventy-five, at least, at Patterson. I will order Captain Hannahs' company to garrison the railroad, as I don't think it prudent to leave the large bridges unguarded. I don't think it absolutely necessary to garrison Farmington and Sainte Genevieve. I have ordered Company C, at Camp Grierson, to report to me. We have not men enough here to guard rebel prisoners and do necessary guard duty, but will do the best we can. I most sincerely hope you will succeed in having me relieved. I ask it for the good of the regiment I hope.

A. W. MAUPIN,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 326.

Springfield, Mo., December 11, 1864.

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3. Colonel R. W. Fyan, Forty-sixth Missouri Infantry Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty as commanding officer of the post of Springfield, Mo., and will report for duty without delay.

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By order of Colonel J. J. Gravely, commanding district:

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.