War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0226 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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4. The Fifty-first Missouri Volunteers, having reported as directed in Special Orders, Numbers 111, current series, Department of the Missouri, will report for duty to Colonel Booneville, commanding Benton Barracks.

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By order of Brigadier General George D. Wagner:


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

SAINT LOUIS, MO., April 27, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel F. M. MALONE:

A company of infantry has gone to the Knob; will reach you to-morrow. The recruits for the Seventh Kansas will probably reach you to-day.

By order of Brigadier-General Wagner:


Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, April 27, 1865.


Saint Louis:

I am about satisfied that the report of Jeff. Thompson and his gang between Patterson and Fredericktown is false.


Brevet Brigadier-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, April 27, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel MALONE,

Pilot Knob:

Send ten or fifteen men to hold the stockade at Centerville, and as soon as you are satisfied there is no rebel force in that county have Lieutenant Henry take his company back.


Brevet Brigadier-General.

PATTERSON, MO., April 27, 1865 - 3. 10 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel F. M. MALONE,

Pilot Knob, Mo.:

Lieutenant J. H. Wildey has returned. He killed one-third of Jeff. 's command and captured all his horses. Number killed, 1; number of command, 3; aggregate, 3. This is all the rebel force there was.


Captain, &c.

WARRENSBURG, April 27, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

SIR: Six men from Shelby's brigade, Price's army, came into the neighborhood of Chapel Hill and sent word to the commanding officer that they wished to deliver themselves up. They were received and sent here for examination. The assistant provost-marshal recommends that five of them be released upon taking the oath of allegiance. The