War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0294 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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8. The troops now assembling in the district of South Kansas will be reported as the Fourth Division, Seventh Army Corps. They will be brigaded by Major-General Blunt, commanding the district.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT, Numbers 100.

Saint Louis, Mo., May 2, 1865.

2. Captain Wilkinson, Company E, Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers, will proceed with his detachment to Potosi and report by telegraph to Brevet Brigadier-General Beveridge, commanding Second Sub- District. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By order of Brigadier General George D. Wagner:

H. HANNAHS,

Major Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers and Actg. Asst. Adjt. G en.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., May 2, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel F. M. MALONE:

An expedition has started to- day into Arkansas to offer terms o peace (Grant's terms to Lee) to Jeff. Thompson. To cover this expedition you will move on Thursday morning, say, 130 men, under proper officers, with twenty days' rations, and a good supply of ammunition. Send forty- eight men from Centerville on any route to Doniphan. Make up a batch of force from the Knob and send them to Poplar Bluff and have the Missouri parties move down toward a line as if making Pocahontas the objective point.

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE,

Brevet Brigadier- General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA,

Rolla, mo., May 2, 1865.

Major J. W. BANS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:

MAJOR: I have the honor to state for the information of the major-general commanding that the report of scouts of Captain Monks' company (K), Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, stationed at licking, Mo., for the month of April, 1865, resulted in the killing of 8 bushwhackers and capturing 3 horses. Number of miles marched, 625. No casualties on our side.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN MORRILL,

Colonel Sixty- fourth Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Commanding.