War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0306 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 117.

Saint Louis, Mo., May 3, 1865.

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4. Colonel H. E. Maynadier, Fifth U. S. Volunteers, with the officers and enlisted men of the regiment now at Alton, Ill, will proceed by steamer without delay to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and report to Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell, commanding District of North Kansas.

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By command of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, Mo., May 3, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Missouri:

SIR: The governor has sent me word that I may call into active service such of the militia I deem necessary to be used. I shall be very sparing in the exercise of this authority, but I would like to relieve some of my volunteer infantry and place them on the Osage. I respectfully request instructions as to whether I am authorized to furnish subsistence and quartermaster's as to whether I am authorized to furnish subsistence and quartermaster's stores to militia servicing under me. In some extreme cases I have ordered the issue of rations and of ordnance stores.

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

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, Mo., May 3, 1865.

Captain DONOHUE,

Sedalia, Mo.:

SIR: You will proceed with your company northward toward the Blackwater and establish your headquarters at some point where supplies of forage and fuel can be obtained. Give receipts for everything you take, and instruct the holders of them to send them to the assistant quartermaster at this place for settlement. Maintain the strictest discipline in your command and report to me by letter frequently. You are expected to keep you men actively employed in scouting the region you are in. Be careful not to injure peaceful citizens, but give no mercy to bushwhackers.

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

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel Forty-third Missouri Troops Infantry, Commanding District.

FORT SCOTT, May 3, 1865-11. 45 a. m.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Westport is not in my command, and is within three miles of Colonel Harding's headquarters, at Kansas City. It is 100 miles from here.