War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0668 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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pose of guarding Government property, which, in my opinion, is entirely inadequate. I would therefore respectfully request that at least one battalion of good cavalry or infantry be ordered to report to me without delay.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. SPALDING,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 29, 1865.

General SPALDING:

I have no troops to send you at present. Send every man of Ninth Missouri State Militia who refuses to do duty to Saint Louis. They will be well taken care of.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI,

Numbers 110.

Macon, Mo., May 29, 1865.

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2. Lieutenant A. R. McFarland, Company I, Ninth Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will proceed with his command without delay to Mexico, Mo., and relieve Lieutenant Decker, Ninth Cavalry Missouri State Militia, of the command of that post.

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By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Spalding:

W. T. CLARKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MACON, May 29, 1865.

Colonel A. F. DENNY,

Commanding, Glasgow:

The most vigilant care and constant movement of troops of your command must be maintained. The troops of your sub-district have done well in the past few days. I have received Captain Harris' report. * Keep the ball moving.

By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Spalding:

W. T. CLARKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LIBERTY, CLAY COUNTY, MO., May 29, 1865.

Brigadier General C. B. FISK,

Commanding District of North Missouri:

SIR: In compliance with your orders I sen a heavy scout under Lieutenant Cooper into Platte county. He has just returned and reports that he found no bushwhackers; that Jim Anderson had passe into Platte near Ridgely and around east through Clinton County, but as he had passed through some three days before he was unable to come upon him. General, I have to report to you also that

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*See Part I, p. 290.

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