War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0873 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BENTON BARRACKS, December 16, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Captain F. ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Forty-eight left Tuesday, the Forty-fifth yesterday, the Forty-seventh has not been at this post.

B. L. E. BONNEVILLE,

Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 16, 1864.

COMMANDER THIRD SUB-DISTRICT,

Pilot Knob:

You will at once reoccupy Farmington with some force, large or small, but with even less than a company, if you can to no better.

THOMAS EWING, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, December 16, 1864.

Colonel ROGERS, Cape Girardeau:

Do you think it necessary or expedient to have a garrison at Caruthersville? If so, give your reasons.

THOMAS EWING, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

MACON, MO., December 16, 1864-3 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The Thirty-ninth Missouri Volunteers will all te at Quincy to-day.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 16, 1864.

Brigadier General C. B. FISK, Macon:

Have the Thirty-ninth as soon as it arrives at Quincy pushed right on to its destination.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

Fort Leavenworth, December 16, 1864.

Major General JAMES G. BLUNT, Paola Kans.:

GENERAL: I see by the correspondence between yourself and Colonel Jennison there is no occasion for my interference. The matter having taken a legal form, discussions better cease.* The districts you

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* Colonel Jennison was subsequently tried before a general court-martial at Fort Leavenworth Kans., on the charges of "conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, gross and wilful neglect of duty. * * *, defrauding the Government of the United States, and disobedience of orders," was found guilty and sentenced to be dishonorably dismissed the service of the United States.- Vide General Orders, Numbers 153, Department of the Missouri, June 23, 1865.

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