War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0970 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA, Numbers 238.

Rolla, December 31, 1864.

1. Colonel Albert Sigel, Fifth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, is hereby relieved from the command of this district.

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By order of Colonel E. C. Catherwood:

C. G. LAURANT,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS POST, Numbers 1.

Jefferson City, Mo., December 31, 1864.

In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 24, headquarters First Sub-District, Jefferson City, Mo., December 31, 1864, I hereby assume command of the post of Jefferson City, Mo. All orders heretofore issued will remain in full force until further orders.

By order of-

C. J. MISSEMER,

Captain Colonel H., Fourth Cav. Missouri State Militia, Commanding Post.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 83.

Springfield, Mo., December 31, 1864.

I. The Osage River having been established as the northern boundary of this district by General Orders, Numbers 234, current series, from headquarters Department of the Missouri, I hereby assume command of the additional territory comprising Hickory County entire, and that portion of the counties of Bates, Camden, Saint Clair, and Vernon lying south of the Osage River.

II. Commanding officers of Enrolled Militia and of troops raised under General Orders, Numbers 107, current series, from department headquarters, on active duty within the limits above mentioned, will, upon receipt of this order, forward to these headquarters a report showing the location and strength of their commands, the number and date of order calling them into active service and by whom issued. A tri-monthly report will also be forwarded by them on the 10th, 20th, and last days of each month.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

Fort Leavenworth, December 31, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.:

Several papers have been referred to me concerning irregularities charged on General Blunt and others before I came in this command, and entirely outside. Yet, as some of the parties are in my command, I may do something if I can get men disconnected with Kansas affairs and worthy of credence. There is so much political and personal strife in our service it is almost impossible to get an honest, impartial deter-