Ohio, Missouri, and Arkansas; headquarters Saint Louis. The order will be sent in a day or two. Acknowledge receipt.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., June 28, 1865.
The Fourteenth Regiment Kansas Cavalry, Bvt. Brigadier General C. W. Blair's regiment, has been mustered out of service under instructions to General Reynolds from the Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, dated June 15. The muster out was completed and the men en route to their homes before receipt of Your telegram of June 22 directing its retention in the service.
HDQRS, DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 66. Little Rock, Ark., June 28, 1865.
The amnesty proclamation of the President, dated May 29, 1865, having been officially received at these headquarters, the oath therein prescribed may be administered by the commanding officers of posts and military stations, or any provost-marshal in this department. Oaths will be executed in duplicate, one copy to be retained by the party taking the oath, the other to be forwarded to the State Department at Washington through these headquarters. The oath will not be administered to persons embraced in the excepted classes. Special applications for pardon may be forwarded to the President through these headquarters.
By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Numbers 161. Saint Louis, Mo., June 28, 1865.
The Districts of North and South Kansas will hereafter be known as the District of Kansas.
Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the District of Kansas, headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kans.
By command of Major-General Dodge:
J. W. BARNES,
MACON, June 28, 1865.
Major H. HANNAHS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
Telegram of the 27th received. All militia companies have been relieved excepting Captain Story, North Missouri Railroad bridge guards. There is a large amount of government property here requiring guard.