War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0142 Chapter LX] LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

April 20, 1865-2,30 p. m.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Commanding Department of the Missouri:

The troops for Niobarra should have at least three month's provisions to start. They will probably be on the road all summer. Arrangements should be made by which they can obtain rations from the nearest post.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 20, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Missouri:

MAJOR: Brevet Brigadier-General Beveridge, commanding Second Sub-District, reports that Lieutenants Crane with twenty men of the Seventy Kansas Cavalry from the garrison at Patterson, with Captain Leeper as guide, on the 15th instant surprised a camp of guerrillas on McKenzie's Creek, killing 4 men and capturing 6 horses.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT, Numbers 90. Saint Louis, Mo., April 20, 1865.

1. Companies A, G, and K, Thirty-ninth Missouri Volunteers, are relieved from duty in the First Sub-District, and will proceed by boat to Cape Girardeau to-morrow, the 21st instant, and report for duty to Brevet Brigadier-General Beveridge, commanding Second Sub-District. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By order of Brigadier General George D. Wagner:

H. HANNAHS,

Major Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 20, 1865.

Colonel BONNEVILLE,

Benton Barracks:

Please hold in readiness, subject to marching orders, one of the largest and best-officered companies of the Wisconsin troops other than the Fiftieth Wisconsin. Direct the officer to draw a team and wagon. In is intended to send the company to Pilot Knob, if found necessary.

By order of Brigadier-General Wagner:

H. HANNAHS,

Major and Acting Adjutant-General