War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0120 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

April 18, 1865.

General BEVERIDGE, Pilot Knob:

It is reported that there is a force of rebels at Jonesborough, Ark., 2,000 strong. What do you hear of it? Please investigate and report at once.

By order of Brigadier-General Wagner:

H. HANNAHS,

Major, &c.

PILOT KNOB, April 18, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Patterson:

A rebel force, 2,000 strong, is reported at Jonesborough, Ark. Send out some scouts to investigate. Until further orders you will forward you reports to Lieutenant-Colonel Mlone, commanding post, Second and Third Sub-Districts consolidated, headquarters at Cape Girardeau.

JOHN J. BEVERIDGE,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, MO., April 18, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE, Saint Louis, Mo.:

There are three companies of Missouri State Militia Cavalry in Colonel Harding's district. One more company will be sent to him to-morrow. The companies of Missouri Volunteers Militia are nearly all recruited to the minimum. One company armed and equipped; the others will soon be ready for field service.

J. McNEIL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Numbers 15. Warrensburg, Mo., April 18, 1865.

I. Hereafter no church edifice or other house of public worship of any religious denomination or sect within the limits of this district shall be used for military purposes; nor shall school houses, academies, colleges, or any kind of instruction for education, whether religious or secular, be intruded upon, or their grounds, lawns, or gardens molested, nor shall camps be established so near them as to create annoyance.

II. All churches or houses devoted to religious purposes, now occupied as barracks, hospitals, or store-rooms, will be delivered to the properly authorized trustees upon being claimed by them.

By order of Brigadier General John. McNeil:

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 18, 1865.

Lieutenant W. T. CLARKE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

I shall go from here to Jefferson and Glasgow with Governor Fletcher on Thursday next. You will order Captain Shapley to march to Glasgow with fifty well-armed and mounted men on Thursday. Let a good