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Missouri Brigade, and that all subdepartment commanders, post commandants, and provost-marshals be directed to apprehend all such Missourians and send them at once to by brigade.

I have the honor, colonel, to be, most respectfully, your obedient soldier,

F. M. COCKRELL,

Brigadier-General Missouri Brigade, now temporarily Commanding Div.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, AJDT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 247.

Richmond, Va., October 17, 1865.

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IX. All Missouri soldiers not engaged in active service, east of the Mississippi River, will report to the commanding officer of the First Missouri Brigade, at Demopolis, Ala. The men belonging to miliary organizations west of the Mississippi River will be temporarily attached to the above-mentioned brigade. The remainder will be permanently attached. The chief of the Conscription Bureau will order all Missourians east side of the Mississippi liable to conscription to the same brigade.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, AJDT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 253.

Richmond, October 24, 1864.

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VIII. All paroled or exchanged Missouri soldiers, arriving at Richmond or Savannah, will be turned over to Lieutenant Colonel R. S. Bevier, who will forward them as soon as possible to Brigadier-General Cockrell, commanding Missouri Brigade, who has authority to furlough those paroled until exchanged.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 16, 1865.

Major W. MARKS,

Commanding Apalachee Batteries:

MAJOR: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that, having the utmost confidence in the officers and men in your command, he expects from them such a defense of the position intrusted to their care as will give additional honor to their already justly acquired reputation. You are now major in command of what may be considered a most important key to Mobile, and holding such a position you must of course appreciate the responsibility attached to it. The fate of a city, perhaps a department, and even the destiny of our common country,