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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Numbers 150.

Saint Louis, Mo., June 17, 1865.

All superintendents and assistant superintendents of refugees and freedman of this department will hereafter render their reports to and be subject to the orders of Brigadier General J. W. Sprague, commissioner of refugees and freedmen for Missouri and Arkansas. Immediate reports will be made to him at Saint Louis, Mo. The staff departments will furnish the authorized supplies as heretofore, and give all aid consistent with their duties, to enable General Sprague to successfully carry out his instructions.

By command of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI Numbers 162.

Saint Louis, Mo., June 17, 1865.

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2. Battery L, First Regiment Missouri Light Artillery Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty at Springfield, Mo., and will proceed without delay to Saint Louis, Mo. The commanding officer will turn over all ordnance and ordnance stores and Government property in his possession to the officers of the proper staff departments and report his command to Colonel E. B. Alexander, chief mustering officer for the State of Missouri, for muster out, in compliance with General Orders, Numbers 105, current series, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office.

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14. Major E. W. Wynkoop, First Battalion Colorado Cavalry Volunteers, is hereby assigned as chief of cavalry for the District of the Upper Arkansas, and will report forthwith for duty accordingly to Bvt. Brigadier General J. H. Ford, commanding the district.

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By command of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, June 17, 1865.

General FORD, Fort Riley:

Four hundred additional cavalry are ordered from Pleasant Hill, Mo., to You; also another regiment from Rolla. You must keep troops active; will give You all You want.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

June 17, 1865-11 a. m.

General MITCHELL, Fort Leavenworth:

Send Fifty-third Wisconsin by steamer to Lexington to report to General Harding, commanding District of Central Missouri. Another regiment will be sent to Fort Leavenworth to replace it.

By order of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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