War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0103 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 15, 1865-8 p. m.

General DODGE:

General Blunt has instructions from the general commanding to proceed at once to this city.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 15, 1865-11,45 a. m.

Colonel BONNEVILLE,

Benton Barracks:

Keep all troops in the barracks. Allow none to come town to-day.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA, Numbers 26. Rolla, Mo., April 15, 1865.

The colonel commanding has the mournful duty to announce that the has received official intelligence of the assassination of President Lincoln and Secretary Seward on the night of the 14th instant at Washington, D. C., and directs that all business be suspended until the 17th instant; that on the 16th instant one gun shall be fired at each post in the district every half hour from sunrise to sunset; that all flags shall be raised at half-mast; all regimental and camp colors be draped in mourning, and that all officer on duty within the district shall wear the usual badge of mourning for the period of sixty days. While the above barbarous act of the abettors of this cursed and non-crushed rebellion arouses the deepest feeling of indignation and resentment, the colonel commanding would especially caution all officers and soldiers against any display of feeling which would be an infraction of the strictest military discipline.

By order of Colonel John Morrill, commanding:

H. W. WERTH,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 97. Springfield, Mo., April 15, 1865.

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IV. Major John Small, Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty as commanding officer of the post of Lebanon, Mo. He will assume command without delay and relieve Lieutenant-Colonel McMahan.

V. Lieutenant-Colonel McMahan, Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, upon being relieved from duty as commanding officer post of Lebanon, Mo., by Major John Small, Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Springfield, Mo., and assume command of that post, relieved Major George W. Murphy, Sixth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

VI. Major G. W. Murphy, Sixth Cavalry Missouri State Militia, upon being relieved from duty as commanding officer post of Springfield,