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inaccurate. The trains can be increased if necessary. As the army will move on at least three and perhaps four or five routes (depending on the country cross-roads), our large trains will be so much divided up as to form no formidable impediments.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 7TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 69.

Post of Little Rock, April 21, 1865.

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II. The Fifty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry is detached from the Second Brigade of the First Division, to be stationed at the forts for the defense of this post. Colonel Paul Harwood, commanding, will report in person at headquarters for instructions.

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By order of Bvt. Major General F. Salomon:

A. S. KEDRICK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 21, 1865.

Colonel MORRILL,

Rolla:

Major BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A party of fifty rebels or guerrillas are moving north to-day the Union road running northeast from Lebanon toward Tuscumbia. They will probably try to cross the Osage near Tuscumbia. Troops are in pursuit of them from Lebanon, and I hope the garrison at Linn Creek will also get after them.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Same to General McNeil, Warrensburg, and Colonel Blair, Fort Scott.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 21, 1865.

(Received 10. 15 a. m.)

Captain BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Assistant provost-marshal-general of Wisconsin telegraphs that four companies of Fifty-first Regiment Wisconsin Infantry and 119 men of Fifty-second Regiment and 84 of Fifty-third are in Wisconsin; that they have orders not to forward any more troops. Parts of each of the above regiments are here. They should be brought together and organization completed.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.