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be restored to the people of this district, it is hereby ordered that upon the first over act of lawlessness committed by this or any other band of guerrillas or bushwhackers upon the lives or property of the people of this district, the prisoner John Wilcox, a member of the said Shumate's band, now confined at Jefferson City, Mo, awaiting trial by military commission, will be immediately shot. The assistant provost-marshal of the First Sub-Military District will cause the prisoner, John Wilcox, to be securely ironed and confined, and will carry out the provisions of this order under the direction of the district provost-marshal.

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By order of Brigadier-General Brown:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, July 1, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Pleasant Hill:

The commanding general is of the opinion that to send scouts with the stage regularly invites attacks from the guerrillas that will lead to an unnecessary loss of men, and that they should not be sent except in extreme cases. Besides that, it requires too many troops to protect it.

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DIST OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, Numbers 176.
Springfield, Mo., July 1, 1864.

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III. Captain Jacob Cassairt, commanding Company I, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, will proceed with his company and camp and garrison equipage to Gasconade Crossing, and relieve Captain J. t. Wilson, commanding Company D, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, who, upon being relieved, will immediately proceed with his company and camp and garrison equipage to Lebanon, Mo., and report to the commanding officer of that post for duty.

IV. The commanding officer of the Eighth Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry will move the headquarters of his regiment to Springfield, Mo. Company F, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, will proceed with the headquarters of the regiment to Springfield, Mo., with camp and garrison equipage, for duty at that post.

V. Major John Cosgrove, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, will proceed to Lebanon, Mo., and assume command of that post.

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By order of Brigadier General J. B. Sanborn:

E. D. HUBBARD,
First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


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