War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0312 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 4, 1865-4. 20 p. m.

Major-General MCCOOK,

Dayton, Ohio:

Did you receive my dispatch requesting you to be here by 9th instant?

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 4, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Commanding Department of the Missouri:

GENERAL: The major-General commanding requests that you issue an order that no district, post, or detachment commanders in Missouri shall issue any orders in any manner affecting citizens or residents of the State without first submitting such order to the department commander for his approval.

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

JOS. MCC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., May 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General WAGNER:

The infantry and one section of artillery still here. One section and 400 mounted men gone into Arkansas with two staff officers of General Dodge in search of Jeff. Thompson. The artillery and 100 men will halt at Chalk Bluff. Have move 130 mounted men from Pilot Knob toward Doniphan to attract attention and be ready in case Jeff. shows fight. All are instructed to make no war, only in self-defense.

JOH. L. BEVERIDGE,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 114.

Springfield, Mo., May 4, 1865.

* * * *

4. Major William B. Mitchell, Fifteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, now at Neosho, Mo., is hereby assigned to the immediate command of the troops comprising the garrison at Neosho, Newtonia, and Granby, Mo. Such reports and returns as he may require will be made to him direct, but all other returns will continue to be made as prescribed by existing orders.

* * * *

By order of Brigadier General J. B. Sanborn:

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., May 4, 1865.

Major WILLIAM B. MITCHELL,

Fifteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, Neosho, Mo.:

In transmitting to you an order assigning you to the command of the posts of Neosho and Newtonia, and in addition thereto of the post.