War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0550 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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ity please get it from some source. The farmers have given up everything until troops are got up there. I can get 100 veterans of the Eighth Missouri State Militia.

JOHN COSGROVE,

Late Major, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

I respectfully recommend that authority be obtained from the Governor for him to raise the company as requested.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. F. McMAHAN,

Commanding Post, Springfield, Mo.:

You will immediately detail thirty-five mounted men of your command, under a competent officer, who will be directed to proceed by forced marches to Humansville and north of that point until he can hear of or strike the trail of the rebels that lately passed through Laclede County, when he will pursue and attack them until they are destroyed. This force will take three days' rations and fifty rounds of ammunition per man and will remain out as long as it can hear of any bushwhackers in the vicinity, subsisting on the country and from such posts as it may visit, the officer in all cases giving proper receipts. This force will start to-night and move until it reaches Humansville.

By order of Brevet Major-General Sanborn:

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-general.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Major JOHN COSGROVE, Lebanon, Mo.:

Go on and enroll and organize a company and I will get authority if possible at once. Organize, anyway, and be ready to fight these murderers.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Colonel JOHN D. ALLEN,

Commanding Fifteenth Missouri Cav. Vols., Mount Vernon, Mo.:

COLONEL: I transmit herewith copy of dispatch just received from Fort Scott, through Major-General Dodge, commanding Department of the Missouri, announcing the surrender of Henry Taylor and his agreement to surrender his entire command. * The general commanding directs that you transmit a copy of the same to the officers commanding on the western border, instructing them at the same time to suspend hostilities against the men belonging to Taylor's command provided, of course, they comply with the terms of the agreement and refrain from all hostile acts upon their own part.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Dodge to Sanborn, p. 549.

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